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Adventure Coast In the News

Enjoy this digest of September 28 through October 11, 2017 stories curated from various media and online mentions. 

Oyster reef project grant agreement approved by commission  
HernandoSun.com

On Sept. 26, 2017, the Board of County Commissioners approved a grant agreement with FDEP’s Florida Coastal Management Program for an oyster and marsh grass habitat restoration project. 

Mermaids are real in Weeki Wachee, FL  
The Travel Channel Facebook page September 30

How to be a mermaid at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park  
WFLA.com

It’s one of the oldest attractions in the Tampa Bay area and this month Weeki Wachee Springs State Park celebrates its 70th birthday.

SCUBAnauts volunteers assist with artificial reef project off Hernando Coast  
Tampabay.com

Hernando County's multi-part plan to boost local waterways through artificial reef projects kicked off last month when more than 600 tons of concrete material were dumped into the Gulf of Mexico atop the existing Bendickson Reef.

Program aids rescue of sea turtles  
HernandoSun

Florida Sea Grant, UF/IFAS Extension Hernando County has recently partnered with the Loggerhead Marinelife Center to expand the Responsible Pier Initiative to Hernando County.

Breweries Worth the Trip According to 15 Travel & Beer Writers  
emsontheroad.com

There are so many breweries in the US these days. As of 2016 there were over 5,000 craft breweries in this country alone.

Florida's fabulous freshwater springs  
MultiBriefs.com

Geologists have identified more than 700 springs scattered across Florida, representing the largest concentration of freshwater springs in the world.

Popular Brunch Spot to Open in Brooksville  
Restaurantnews.com

First Watch, the popular Sarasota-based breakfast, brunch and lunch concept, announced today that it will open its newest restaurant on Monday, October 9, in Brooksville.

Lunches, tours add to the offerings at Chinsegut Hill  
Tampabay.com

oining in a new fundraiser for Friends of Chinsegut Hill Inc. feels great-hearted and tastes even heartier.

27th Annual Halloween Harvest Festival Oct. 13-14  
Naturecoaster.com

The 27th Annual Halloween Harvest Festival will be Friday & Saturday, October 13-14, 2017 @ the Hernando County Fair Grounds at 6436 Broad St (US41) in Brooksville.