Category Archives: Homosassa

Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report with Captain Toney

Looking ahead to a great Memorial Weekend of fishing and family fun. The weather should be pleasant and nice. For good action head to the waters west of the Homosassa and Crystal River channels to fish the structures in 8 to 12 feet of water. Patchy bottom with sponge, sand and rocks will produce sea … Continue reading Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report with Captain Toney

An Update from Old Homosassa

I’ve been writing here on NatureCoaster.com for two months now! Started on March 28 and it’ already late May with sum-sum-summer time right around the corner! Thought I’d take today to give a few updates from my previous posts…. First, the Fishing Homosassa 101 seminar was a great success! Eager guests started arriving at 5:30 pm for … Continue reading An Update from Old Homosassa

Manatee Successfully Rehabbed and Released

A young male manatee was rescued by Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) on February 20, 2017.  He was found at Three Sisters Spring in Crystal River. The manatee was suffering from cold stress injuries and was underweight. FWC brought him to the Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park for treatment and rehabilitation. … Continue reading Manatee Successfully Rehabbed and Released

Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report with Captain Toney

Looking at the warm week ahead, after the much needed rain this past Saturday, fishing patterns will be shifting into a new gear. Tarpon are showing up south of Homosassa and on the outer bars west of Crystal River. Cobia are still loitering around markers, structure and rock piles  north of the Homosassa channel and … Continue reading Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report with Captain Toney

Jamming on the West Side of Citrus County

If you have been looking for a place to “jam”, this is the post for you! I play the banjo.  I know, crazy right?  Really crazy because I’ve never been a big fan of bluegrass! And still  wonder why I bought a banjo. (Possibly the influence of Mumford & Sons, Kermit the Frog, and Steve Martin rather … Continue reading Jamming on the West Side of Citrus County

Groundbreaking Ceremony for the South West Regional Water Reclamation Facility

The public is invited to join the Board of Citrus County Commissioners for a Groundbreaking Ceremony for the South West Regional Water Reclamation Facility (SWRWRF) on Tuesday, May 23 at 9:00am at 5040 W Oak Park Blvd, Homosassa, Florida 34446-6802.No RSVP is needed to attend. The South West Regional Water Reclamation Facility (SWRWRF) is an … Continue reading Groundbreaking Ceremony for the South West Regional Water Reclamation Facility

Fishing Homosassa 101

The Homosassa Civic Club is very excited to announce a new seminar in their Adult Learning Series. Captain William Toney will be presenting Fishing Homosassa 101 at the Old Homosassa Learning Center at 10950 W. Yulee Drive in Old Homosassa–right across the street from the Homosassa Elementary School–on Thursday, May 18th at 7 pm. This is a … Continue reading Fishing Homosassa 101

Periodic night lane closures on US 19 in Homosassa Springs 4/28-5/6

Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has announced periodic lane closures may take place in both directions of US 19 from W. Green Acres Street to S. Jump Court between 8:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. Friday through Saturday (April 28 – May 6) nights. At least one lane will remain open in each direction during the … Continue reading Periodic night lane closures on US 19 in Homosassa Springs 4/28-5/6

Wildlife Park to present Ranger Camps in June and July

Camp helps educate children about Florida’s native wildlife The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park will offer two weeklong Wildlife Ranger Camps in June and July. The Friends of Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park sponsor the programs. June’s Wildlife Ranger Camp is for children ages 8 and 9 years old, … Continue reading Wildlife Park to present Ranger Camps in June and July

Scavenger Hunt with the Old Homosassa Heritage Council

I’ve found something fun for you to do and you’ll be helping to preserve the heritage of Old Homosassa! Win-Win, right? The Old Homosassa Heritage Council  (OHHC) is sponsoring an “amazing race” style scavenger hunt.  For a $25 donation you receive a high quality t-shirt or poster with artwork created by local Old Homosassa artist and gallery … Continue reading Scavenger Hunt with the Old Homosassa Heritage Council

Periodic night lane closures on US 19 in Homosassa Springs 4/21-29

Periodic lane closures may take place in both directions of US 19 from W. Green Acres Street to S. Jump Court between 8:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. Friday through Saturday (April 21 – 29) nights. At least one lane will remain open in each direction during the nighttime lane closures. Homosassa Trail west of US … Continue reading Periodic night lane closures on US 19 in Homosassa Springs 4/21-29

Old Homosassa goes to Tallahassee

Today I’d like to tell you about a bunch of NatureCoasters that really care about their community.  We have two very active  groups that are tirelessly working on projects for the Homosassa River. A wee bit of history–two years ago, Roger Cullen formed the “Access to the River” committee.  Made up of members of the Homosassa … Continue reading Old Homosassa goes to Tallahassee

Pre-Register Now for Wildlife Ranger Camps in June & July

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park will offer two weeklong Wildlife Ranger Camps in June and July. The Friends of Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park sponsor the programs. June’s Wildlife Ranger Camp is for children ages 8 and 9 years old, and runs June 19 through June 23. July’s … Continue reading Pre-Register Now for Wildlife Ranger Camps in June & July

Wildlife Park plans Spring Egg-stravaganza on April 15

Children invited to a spring egg hunt with prizes for finders of gold eggs Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park and the Friends of Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park will be hosting a Spring EGG-stravaganza starting at 8:00 am in the field behind the main entrance and Visitor Center parking area. Thousands of eggs will … Continue reading Wildlife Park plans Spring Egg-stravaganza on April 15

Just a Slice of Life in Perfect

Hi! I’m Kathy Green. What am I doing here? Well, I’ve been asked by NatureCoaster.com to post weekly. Why? Cause I’m a NatureCoaster! And what makes me a NatureCoaster? I live in Old Homosassa and love it! The best place to live on the Nature Coast–Just a Slice of Life in Perfect! What’s not to … Continue reading Just a Slice of Life in Perfect

Panthers and Bobcats featured at the Wildlife Park in April

Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park will be highlighting Florida’s Big and Little Cats: Florida Panthers and Bobcats during the month of April. A special program and displays on Florida Panthers and Bobcats are planned during the month of April. A special program on the Living with Florida Panthers initiative will be presented on … Continue reading Panthers and Bobcats featured at the Wildlife Park in April

Wildlife Park to Host March 25 Bird Walk

Experienced and novice birders are welcome The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, in cooperation with Citrus County Audubon Society, will host a monthly bird walk on Pepper Creek Trail on Saturday, March 25, 2017. An experienced birder from Citrus County Audubon, will lead the walk on this trail–one … Continue reading Wildlife Park to Host March 25 Bird Walk

Homosassa’s Wildlife Park History featured in March

The history of Homosassa and the Park will be highlighted during the month of March at Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park. Displays on our area’s heritage will exhibited in the Park’s Visitor Center on US 19 and in the Discovery Center from Tuesday, March 7, 2017 through the end of the month. Special … Continue reading Homosassa’s Wildlife Park History featured in March