Chinsegut Hill

Mid Florida Community Services, Inc., Hires Retreat Manager for Chinsegut Hill Retreat and Conference Center

(Brooksville, FL March 26, 2020) Mid Florida Community Services, Inc., is excited to announce the hiring of 20-year Hernando County Parks and Recreation veteran staff, Christie Williams, as the retreat manager for Chinsegut Hill Retreat and Conference Center.

On January 28, 2020, Mid Florida Community Services, Inc.(MFCS), and the Hernando County Board of County Commissioners entered into a partnership agreement for the operation of Chinsegut Hill Retreat and Conference Center in Brooksville.

BOCC Approves Public/Private Partnership for Operation of Chinsegut Hill

(Brooksville, FL) At its January 28, 2020, regular meeting, the Board of County Commissioners unanimously voted to approve public/private partnerships between Hernando County Government, the Tampa Bay History Center and Mid Florida Community Services, Inc. to enter into license agreements for the use and operation of specified portions of the historic Chinsegut Hill property located at 22495 Chinsegut Hill Road in Brooksville.

Friends of Chinsegut Hill Report to BOCC

Chinsegut Hill

Sherry Pedonesi, President of Friends of Chinsegut Hill delivered her semi-annual update to the BOCC. In their second year of being open to the public, Pedonesi believes that it would not take much to bring Chinsegut Hill on par with other historic attractions or retreats. In the past year, the retreat has been host to a number of different events including yoga, meditation, birders, and church groups, with some already reserving dates for the next year.

Raptor of Love

Photography by ALICE MARY HERDEN

Traveling from Hillsborough County, Rick Foley gave a presentation for the visitors at Chinsegut Nature Conservation Center on July 11, 2015. His presentation was about Birds of Prey also known as Raptors. Foley has been involved with Falconry since 2009 and after two years of training in rehabilitation, he is now certified as a rehabilitator. “My love of falconry is what inspired my rehabilitation. I became aware of the birds that were out there that needed help and I had the training and know-how to take care of them [raptors]” Foley said.