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Play nature board game at Upper Cotee Preserve

Play nature board game at Upper Cotee Preserve

Pasco County, Florida -- Come to the Upper Cotee Preserve to play the fun board game Camp!

Camp is a great game for those people who love nature, trivia or both. The game teaches players lots of nature-based facts while playing a competitive board game. 

The event will be held on Friday, August 23 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Upper Cotee Preserve. The preserve is located at 17135 Minneola Drive. 

For more information call (727) 847-8140 or click here.

I Love Zephyrhills Clean-up Day coming up

I Love Zephyrhills Clean-up Day coming up

Zephyrhills, Florida -- Show your love for the city by helping clean it up! 

On Saturday, August 31 residents are encouraged to help clean up Tangerine Drive and Veterans' Memorial Park. 

Volunteers should check-in at Veteran's Memorial Park on 3rd Avenue, just east of 20th Street. 

Garbage bags and water will be supplied. Volunteers should wear long pants, closed-toe shoes and bring their own gloves. 

Gardening event for kids

Gardening event for kids

Land O'Lakes, Florida -- Gardening for kids Pasco County Extension is offering a free hands-on gardening seminar for children ages 6 and older on August 10.

The event will be from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Land O’ Lakes Community Center at 5401 Land O’ Lakes Blvd.

Propagation of flower and vegetable plants, from seeds and cuttings, will be practiced.

A parent must accompany the child and preregistration is requested.

For information, call Jeanette Hall at (813) 838-0374.

Precautionary measures to prevent mosquito-borne illnesses

Precautionary measures to prevent mosquito-borne illnesses

Pasco County, Florida -- The Florida Department of Health in Pasco County emphasizes the importance of Pasco's residents and visitors protecting themselves against mosquito-borne diseases after notification of a horse testing positive for eastern equine encephalitis in central Pasco County.

"We continue to coordinate with Mosquito Control to increase spraying in the affected area." Said Mike Napier, County Health Officer.  "With all the recent rains residents are reminded to contribute to the effort by taking steps to prevent illness that comes from mosquitos."

Take survey of recreational facilities, parks and trails

Take survey of recreational facilities, parks and trails

Pasco County, Florida -- The Florida Department of Health in Pasco County and community partners are conducting a survey of recreational facilities, parks, and trails in Pasco through August 12th.

The survey includes questions regarding use of local park areas, concerns residents may have related to park areas and an opportunity to let us know what may help you to use these areas more efficiently and more often.  The survey results will provide valuable information that will be used for community projects and planning.

Big Bend Florida blue crab trap closure starts July 20

Big Bend Florida blue crab trap closure starts July 20

Pasco County, Florida -- Recreational and commercial blue crab traps in state waters from the Pasco-Hernando county line to the Wakulla-Franklin county line, including all waters of the Ochlockonee River and Bay, must be removed from the water before July 20, the first day of a 10-day trap closure.

This closure will give groups authorized by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) the opportunity to identify and retrieve lost and abandoned blue crab traps from the water.

New curbside recycling- just put a sticker on it!

New curbside recycling- just put a sticker on it!

Pasco County, Florida -- In mid- June the county is changing to a new recycling program where people can use whatever container they want to keep their recyclables in- as long as it has a sticker on it. 

The county is distributing this sticker in the mail. It is highly adhesive and highly reflective. The idea is that a person can choose a can, cart or bin, put a sticker on it and put it on the curb for recycling day. 

The sticker will identify the contents as recyclable to the trash collector.