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BOCC Proclaims Fire Prevention Week

Category: Board Recognitions       Posted By: Denise Gallagher       Year: 2015

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Attached picture: The Board of County Commissioners are pictured with representatives from Citrus County Fire Rescue

The Citrus County Board of County Commissioners presented a Proclamation at their regular meeting on September 22 proclaiming October 4 through October 10, 2015 “Fire Prevention Week” in Citrus County.  First responders are dedicated to reducing the occurrence of home fires and home fire injuries through prevention and protection education, and the focus of Fire Prevention Week this year is “Hear the Beep Where You Sleep”.

Half of home fire deaths result from fires reported between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m., when most people are asleep. One quarter of home fire deaths were caused by fires that started in the bedroom. Three out of five home fire deaths happen from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms. In 2013, U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated 369,500 home structure fires. These fires caused 2,755 deaths, 12, 200 civilian injuries, and $7.0 billion in direct damage

We urge citizens to test their smoke alarms monthly and for more information please call the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office at 352-726-4488.

BOCC Proclaims October 2015 as Florida Native Plant Month

Category: Board Recognitions       Posted By: Denise Gallagher       Year: 2015

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(Attached picture: The Board of County Commissioners are joined by Citrus Chapter of Florida Native Plant Society members)

 The Citrus County Board of County Commissioners presented a Proclamation at their regular meeting on September 22 proclaiming October 2015 as “Florida Native Plant Month” in Citrus County. Citrus County has an incredible wealth of natural areas to showcase Florida’s native plants and native plant communities. The Citrus chapter of Florida Native Plant Society has members who participate in activities that benefit the citizens and environment of Citrus County.


Florida Native Plant Society began in the summer of 1980 in Winter Haven, Florida by a group of scientists, educators and conservationists concerned about the loss of Florida’s native plants and the introduction of non-native species overtaking natural areas. The mission of the Florida Native Plant Society is the preservation, conservation and restoration of the native plants and native plant communities of Florida. The Society now consists of 37 chapters and 3,500 members from all walks of life who volunteer their time, knowledge and skills in public workshops, Land Management Reviews, raising money for conservation and research grants, landscape awards, restoration projects and teaching Floridians about the benefits of native plants.


BOCC Proclaims October 2015 as Friends of the Library Month

Category: Board Recognitions       Posted By: Denise Gallagher       Year: 2015

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 (Attached picture: The Board of County Commissioners are joined by the Friends of the Library volunteers)

The Citrus County Board of County Commissioners presented a Proclamation at their regular meeting on September 22 proclaiming October 2015 as “Friends of the Library Month” in Citrus County, Florida. The Friends of the Library understand the critical importance of well-funded libraries and advocate to ensure our libraries get the resources needed to provide a wide variety of services to all ages.

The work of the Friends of the Library promotes libraries as a cornerstone of community education, providing opportunities for everyone to engage in life-long learning and connect with the thoughts and ideas of the world. These volunteers provide outstanding fundraising to enhance the Citrus County Library System, contributing over $900,000 since 2001. The time and commitment given by the Friends of the Library sets an example for how volunteerism leads to positive civic engagement and the betterment of our community.

Citrus County offers five libraries throughout the county for the convenience of all citizens. For more information about the Citrus County Library System, please visit our website /commserv/library/library_services.htm or call 352-746-9077.

BOCC Proclaims National 4-H Week

Category: Board Recognitions       Posted By: Denise Gallagher       Year: 2015

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Attached picture: The Board of County Commissioners are joined by Marnie Ward, 4-H Agent with Extension Services and members of Citrus County 4-H groups.

The Citrus County Board of County Commissioners presented a Proclamation at their regular meeting on September 22 proclaiming October 4 through October 10, 2015 “National 4-H Week” in Citrus County.  

More than seven million young people across the country will celebrate National 4-H Week. This is the largest youth development organization in the world teaching young people citizenship, leadership and life skills. More than 300 4-H members and 60 volunteers are involved in our local 4-H programs. Research has proven that participation in 4-H has a significant positive impact on young people as they are nearly four times more likely compared to their peers to contribute to their communities, pursue healthy behaviors and engage in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math programs in their out of school time.

For more information about 4-H program in our county, visit the County website at /commserv/extension/extension_services.htm or call Extension Services at 352-527-5712.

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