Schedules for transfer stations change Sept. 1
Hernando County Solid Waste and Recycling Division is changing operation hours at its transfer stations.
Effective Sept. 1, the East Hernando Transfer Station, 33070 Cortez Blvd., Ridge Manor, and West Hernando Transfer Station, 2525 Osowaw Blvd., Spring Hill, will be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays.
Hours will remain the same at the Northwest Solid Waste Facility at 14450 Landfill Road, Spring Hill, which is open 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and Saturdays. For information, call (352) 754-4112.
Hospice doctor speaker at BPW dinner meeting
The Business and Professional Women of Hernando County will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Pool Room at Atria Evergreen Woods, 7030 Evergreen Woods Trail.
The speaker is Dr. Gary McCarragher, who will discuss "A Man in Transition." He will also discuss his recently published novel, The Struggle. McCarragher recently retired from gastroenterology practice and now is a physician with Hospice in north Pasco County and teaches biological sciences at St. Leo University.
The cost for the dinner meeting is $15 for BPW members and $20 for nonmembers. Reservations are required by Friday. RSVP to Linda McKenna at lmc email@example.com.
Swiftmud education grant deadline Friday
Friday is the deadline to submit an application for a community education grant with the Southwest Florida Water Management District.
The goal of the Community Education Grant program is to actively engage adults in issues pertaining to water conservation, protection and preservation, and to motivate communities to get involved in watershed protection through various activities and educational formats.
Grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded to help fund educational water-resource projects.
Potential projects should provide education on any or all of the following issues: water quality, water conservation, flood protection, natural systems and watersheds.
The projects must take place between March 1 and July 31, 2010.
To apply, visit the Web site at watermatters.org/communitygrants. The electronic form allows applicants to save, review and change portions of their proposal before submitting.
For information, or to discuss project ideas, call Robin Grantham, toll-free, at 1-800-423-1476, ext. 4779.
Also, a variety of free materials are available and can be ordered through the district's Web site at watermatters.org/publications.
Learn to prepare for various emergencies
In support of National Preparedness Month, which will be observed in September, the Hernando County Sheriff's Office Emergency Management Section will host a public preparedness presentation from 1 to 4 p.m. Aug. 28 in the Hernando County Emergency Communication and Operations Center, 18900 Cortez Blvd.
The presentation will feature an overview of the Emergency Operations Center and county government functions during disasters, emergency evacuation routes and shelters, and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration weather radios. The Local Emergency Planning Council will present information on how to "shelter-in-place" during a chemical or other hazardous materials spill or release caused by natural disaster, transportation accident or as an intentional act of terrorism.
Space is limited. Those wishing to attend must RSVP to Dianne Cox at (352) 754-4083 or firstname.lastname@example.org.