Christmas tree recycling in Pasco

Pasco County is encouraging residents to recycle their live Christmas trees. The trees can be chipped into mulch, chopped into firewood or relocated as wildlife habitats, according to a county news release. Be sure to remove all decorations, tinsel and metal hooks before recycling the trees, the release advises. Trees can be dropped off daily, until Jan. 12, during normal business hours … [Read more...]

Upcoming events on the political scene

Club meetings The Land O Lakes Democratic Club will meet May 2 at 6:30 p.m., at the Brick City Eatery, 16540 Pointe Village Drive, Suite 198, in Lutz. Noemi McGregor, president of the Democratic Hispanic Caucus of Florida, is the guest speaker. The Democratic Environmental Caucus of Florida — Pasco Chapter will meet May 9 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the community center at Land O’ Lakes … [Read more...]

Rallying to protect the environment

Opponents of the Ridge Road extension are digging in for a battle with Pasco, and if need be, the United States Army Corps of Engineers, over a road that would cut through a portion of the Serenova Preserve. About 75 people showed up in hiking clothes on Feb. 16, to walk trails at the Serenova Tract, at Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park. It was a Facebook-promoted rally to bring attention … [Read more...]

Pasco County proposes 2018 budget

Fees for parking at Pasco parks may end Pasco County’s proposed 2018 budget of about $1.3 billion will be sweetened with an extra $3 million spoonful of property tax revenues. The extra cash could mean the end of parking fees charged at nine beach and wilderness parks. Withlacoochee River Park in Dade City is among the locations that charge the $2 parking fee. Final tallies on the … [Read more...]

Starkey park opens bike off-road trail Saturday

Visitors to Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park looking for a bit of off-roading will now be able to find it — at least for a bicycle. The Pasco County Parks and Recreation Department is set to open its new off-road bike trail Saturday at the park during a dedication ceremony Saturday near Parking Lot 10. Last year, the South West Association of Mountain Bike Peddlers, more commonly known as … [Read more...]