Seeking a fun summer adventure? Try scalloping

Grab a snorkel, a swim mask and some fins —  because recreational scallop season is right around the corner in Pasco County. The annual 10-day bay scallop season this year in Pasco runs July 17 through July 26. It begins annually on the third Friday in July. The county’s scallop zone encompasses all state waters south of the Hernando-Pasco county line and north of the Anclote Key Lighthouse … [Read more...]

Campgrounds reopen to reduced capacity

As part of a phased approach, the Southwest Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) has reopened all campgrounds throughout its 16-county region, as of June 3. The reopening of SFWMD campgrounds is consistent with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s reopening of camping at many Florida State Parks. To help protect staff and visitors from the spread of COVID-19, the following … [Read more...]

Wildlife is on the move in the Sunshine State

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission wants to remind residents and visitors that spring has sprung in the Sunshine State. This is an important time of year for wildlife. Manatees will leave their winter warm-water refuges. Black bears will teach their young to forage for food. Many species will begin to migrate, mate, feed and nest. This wildlife activity means people … [Read more...]

Ridge Road extension gets green light

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has granted Pasco County’s permit request to allow the extension of Ridge Road. The approval marked a major milestone in a process that’s been two decades in the making. As it stands now, motorists use State Road 52 or State Road 54, if they want to head east or west in Pasco County. The extension of Ridge Road will give them a third option. “It’s a … [Read more...]