HELP donates funds to aid shoreline restoration at Jenkins Creek

Hernando Sun Staff Report

The Hernando Environmental Land Protectors (HELP) has raised $2,000 towards the county’s Florida Sea Grant Extension shoreline restoration and enhancement project at Jenkins Creek.

Chuck Morton, president of HELP, presented Brittany Hall-Scharf, the Sea Grant Extension Agent in Hernando County, with a check at the group’s December 2019 meeting. Hall-Scharf was the guest speaker at at HELP’s Jan. 14, 2020 meeting and updated the group on current and future projects, including the ongoing aquaponics system and the upcoming living shorelines project.

Planting trees in your landscape

Dr. William Lester, UF/IFAS Extension Hernando County
Pat Cooke, UF/IFAS Extension Hernando County Master Gardener

New trees form a framework for your landscape.  Hernando County is in USDA’s plant-hardiness zone 9.  Choose varieties of Florida-Friendly or native plants that are suited to grow in west central Florida.  Ask questions and read plant labels.  UF/IFAS has a central Florida tree list with links for details about a number of varieties and site selection criteria.  Go to: 

Family oriented events on New Year's Eve

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Although generally associated with sparkly parties and endless streams of champagne, the New Year's Eve holiday also can be regarded as a time of family celebration. And this year in Hernando County, a jubilant trio of family friendly events aim to start off the new year with some good, clean fun--making many memories and starting some new traditions in the process.