Background: The Citrus/Hernando Waterways Restoration Council (Council) was established by the Florida Legislature in
2003 in response to regional concerns for the health of Citrus and Hernando waterways.  The Legislation required the
Council to form two separate County Task Forces to develop plans for the restoration of Tsala Apopka Chain of Lakes and
the Weeki Wachee River and Springs.  During the 2006 session, the Legislature passed House Bill 341 and Senate Bill
496 expanded the Council’s responsibilities to include all waterways of Citrus and Hernando Counties.   
The Majority of the Citrus County Task Force’s work prior to the new legislation focused on the Withlacoochee River and
the Tsala Apopka Chain of Lakes.  The Task Force plans to begin work on other waterways in Citrus County in 2007.
Citrus County Task Force meetings are generally held on the 2nd Monday of the month from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. at the
Lecanto Government Building:
3600 W. Sovereign Path
Lecanto, FL 34461
The meetings are usually held monthly, occasionally a month will be skipped and are periodically held at different locations. 
For more information, please call the number listed below.
To contact the Citrus/Hernando Waterways Restoration Council, please address correspondence to:
Southwest Florida Water Management District
2379 Broad Street
Brooksville, Florida  34604-6899
1-800-423-1479 (Florida only) or
352-796-7211 Extension 4227