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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.

Chucochatti research moving along

By MEGAN HUSSEY
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One of the first towns settled by the Creek people in Florida, Chucochatti is highly regarded as a historical and cultural landmark for Hernando County and the State of Florida; renowned in particular, according to Jon Yeager, Hernando Historic Preservation Society member and former chairman of their Archaeological Committee, as the place that marked the site of the ethnogenesis from Creek to Seminole (https://www.hernandosun.com/article/council-says-no-archaeological-research-cemetery-property).

Marine deputies in the right place at the right time

by SARAH NACHIN
Hernando Sun Reporter

“Luck,” or coincidence, plus the quick action of two Hernando County sheriff’s deputies prevented an accident from becoming a tragedy when they rescued a baby from the Weeki Wachee River last Friday afternoon Jan. 3, 2020. 

Steve Snell, a seasoned Marine Deputy was training another officer - Patrol Deputy Zachary Burkhart for the job. Both men were operating sheriff’s office personal watercraft (PWC) to patrol the river.