Category: Parks & Recreation

The Gopher Tortoise – Biology and Legal Protections

The gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus) is one of five land tortoise species native to North America, and the only species of land tortoise native to Florida and the...

Double, Double Toil and Trouble….

The Homosassa River Garden Club participated for the third year in  the Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park Haunted Tram Rides.  The theme for this...

Volunteer Jobs Available for 2016 at Rainbow Springs State Park

Are you bored this summer and looking for an interesting volunteer opportunity?  Become a member of the Rainbow Springs State Park volunteer program.  You can work...

WILDLIFE PARK VOLUNTEER CREATES STAINED GLASS PORTRAIT OF ROSIE, THE MANATEE

Nills Anderson, a transportation volunteer at Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park and stained glass artist has created a beautiful portrait of Rosie,...

Want to be happier? Volunteer!

As reported in USA Today, “giving” (through volunteering or acts of kindness), pursuing activities that give you enjoyment, and meditating — all contribute...

SILVER SPRINGS INDUCTED INTO FLORIDA TOURISM HALL OF FAME

MARION COUNTY, Fla. (Oct. 10, 2016) – A long-celebrated destination for travelers, locals, movie makers, artists and more, Silver Springs has at last received the...

Citrus County Receives SUN Trail Funding

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) announced on October 11 that Citrus County’s Dunnellon Trail Gap Connector has been selected as one of the first year...

Volunteer Jobs Available for 2016 at Rainbow Springs State Park

Are you bored this summer and looking for an interesting volunteer opportunity? Become a member of the Rainbow Springs State Park volunteer program. You can work as...

Project Update: District Restoring Eroded Shoreline Around Springs

Contributed by Southwest Florida Water Management District June 23, 2016 Surrounding the crystal waters of Three Sisters Springs, visitors could easily spot exposed tree...

SECOND RESCUED FLORIDA PANTHER KITTEN FINDS NEW HOME AT ELLIE SCHILLER HOMOSASSA SPRINGS WILDLIFE STATE PARK

Guest Article by Susan Strawbridge, Park Services Specialist   HOMOSASSA, Fla. — Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park has welcomed a second...