Category Archives: Hernando Beach

Rogers Park to Close Temporarily Oct. 9

The Rogers Park beachfront, park and boat/kayak ramp will be closed to the public starting Monday, October 9, 2017, for approximately three months to complete a parking lot improvement project. Led by the Southwest Florida Water Management District (District), this cooperative project with Hernando County will ultimately improve water quality in the Weeki Wachee River. … Continue reading Rogers Park to Close Temporarily Oct. 9

20-year-old Bendickson Reef scheduled for Expansion

Expansion of the Bendickson artificial reef located 20 nautical miles west of Hernando Beach is scheduled to take place the last two weeks of August, pending good weather and calm seas.  Approximately 600 tons of reinforced concrete structures will be deployed on bare sand bottom areas near the existing ten U.S. Army M-60 tanks that … Continue reading 20-year-old Bendickson Reef scheduled for Expansion

New Firehouse Program brings Awareness and Community Pride

Hernando County Fire Rescue (HCFR) has recently kicked-off its new Community Firehouse Initiative designed to engage the neighborhoods in which it serves. This program aims to raise awareness about public safety and create opportunities for residents and emergency responders to work together on local projects that result in community pride. The first of these projects … Continue reading New Firehouse Program brings Awareness and Community Pride

Repairs to Shoal Line Blvd. Completed; Road Reopens

The Hernando County Department of Public Works announces that Shoal Line Boulevard is now reopened. Since Monday, July 10, a portion of the road, just south of Cofer Road to just north of Richard Drive, was closed to restore a damaged drainage pipe.   Repairs, paving, striping and sod placement were completed ahead of schedule … Continue reading Repairs to Shoal Line Blvd. Completed; Road Reopens

Paddling Adventure for NatureCoasters: Blazing a new Trail

Kayaking and canoeing are peaceful ways of interacting with nature on the water and getting healthy exercise, without getting too wet. Florida’s Adventure Coast (Hernando County) recently opened a new paddling trail from Bayport Park to Linda Pedersen Park to  give residents and visitors the opportunity to enjoy what makes Florida’s Nature Coast such a … Continue reading Paddling Adventure for NatureCoasters: Blazing a new Trail

Update on The Water Tower Fire at Hernando Beach

Hernando County Fire Rescue (HCFR) in cooperation with the Florida Forest Service and various state and local agencies are providing details on the progress of the containment and control efforts of the Water Tower Fire in the Weekiwachee Preserve. The fire continues to be contained within the planned 1,100-acre containment area established by the Florida … Continue reading Update on The Water Tower Fire at Hernando Beach

Hernando Beach Wildland Fire continues in the Weekiwachee Preserve

Hernando County Fire Rescue (HCFR) continues to work with the Florida Forest Service and various state and local agencies to contain and control the Water Tower Fire in the Weekiwachee Preserve area of Hernando County. Currently the fire is approximately 1,100 acres in size and approximately 75% contained. The Florida Forest Service has placed a … Continue reading Hernando Beach Wildland Fire continues in the Weekiwachee Preserve

Weeki Wachee Preserve Wildfire closes Shoal Line Blvd.

Shoal Line Blvd. will be closed from Linda Pedersen Park, 6300 Shoal Line Blvd., to the Coast Guard Auxiliary Building, 4340 Calienta St., until further notice. This is due to the wildfire that is trying to be contained and put out in the Weeki Wachee Preserve. It is believed to have started from a lightning … Continue reading Weeki Wachee Preserve Wildfire closes Shoal Line Blvd.

Brazilian Pepper and Lead Tree Removal in Hernando Beach

On April 10, 2017, the Hernando County Department of Public Works in coordination with EarthBalance, an invasive species removal contractor, will begin another phase of removing Brazilian pepper and lead tree plants along right of ways in the Hernando Beach community. This invasive plant removal project will take place starting at Gulf Coast Drive and … Continue reading Brazilian Pepper and Lead Tree Removal in Hernando Beach

Hernando County Fire Rescue to immediately occupy Hernando Beach fire station

At its Tuesday, February 14 meeting, the Hernando County Board of County Commissioners voted 3 to 1 to terminate the Hernando Beach Volunteer Fire Department’s (HBVFD) contract for fire services and its ground lease at 3451 Shoal Line Blvd. The vote allowed a 60-day transition period and directed the County’s Purchasing Department to take action … Continue reading Hernando County Fire Rescue to immediately occupy Hernando Beach fire station

$5 Fee to Park at Hernando Beach Boat Ramp Announced

The Hernando County Parks and Recreation Department announces that effective immediately there is a $5 per vehicle fee for parking at the Hernando Beach boat ramp parking area located at 4477 Calienta Street in Hernando Beach. This fee applies to all vehicles, with or without a trailer. Contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (352) … Continue reading $5 Fee to Park at Hernando Beach Boat Ramp Announced

Linda Pederson Park Observation Tower Closed due to Fire Damage

The Linda Pederson Park observation tower is closed to the public until further notice due to fire damage to the upper deck. Officials are investigating the cause of the fire. The remainder of Linda Pedersen Park remains open. Linda Pedersen Park is located at 6300 Shoal Line Blvd. near Hernando Beach. The 135-acre park offers … Continue reading Linda Pederson Park Observation Tower Closed due to Fire Damage

Local Effort provides Help for Hurricane Hermine Damages

Last Thursday, Florida’s Nature Coast narrowly missed a direct hit by Hurricane Hermine. Still, a lot of damage was done to coastal areas. In fact, Governor Rick Scott toured Pasco County damages and declared a State of Emergency. US 19 and Yulee Drive in Citrus County were shown on the evening news with over two … Continue reading Local Effort provides Help for Hurricane Hermine Damages