Homosassa River Alliance Homosassa River Alliance

The Homosassa River System includes the main stem of the river, several tributaries (Halls River, Price Creek, Otter Creek, and Battle Creek) which flow seven miles through a network of coastal wetlands and lowlands to the Gulf of Mexico. The upper reaches of the River are recognized in Florida state law as “Outstanding Florida Waters” and thereby enjoy special protections, and may not be degraded. This river system is the outflow from Homosassa Springs, one of Florida’s first-magnitude springs, and a number of smaller springs and is one of seven rivers in Citrus County. The spring water emerges at a constant 72 degrees Fahrenheit, which provides year round water sports, outstanding fishing and annual large gatherings of Manatees. The lower river is a typical riverine estuary in which saltwater from the Gulf of Mexico mix with the freshwater outflow from the springs. The estuary supports commercial fisheries for crabs, shrimp and fish, outstanding wildlife observation opportunities, especially for wading birds and birds of prey, and outdoor recreation in a near-wilderness setting, including pleasure boating, canoeing and kayaking, and fishing. The protection of this habitat with its rare, ecologically important qualities is the mission of the Homosassa River Alliance.

 

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IMPORTANT NOTICE:  DUE TO THE COVID19 VIRUS, OUR ANNUAL PICNIC IN APRIL IS CANCELLED AND WILL BE RESCHEDULED TO A FUTURE DATE. ALL FUTURE MEETINGS ARE PENDING AT THIS TIME. MEMBERS WILL BE NOTIFIED BY EMAIL, WEBSITE UPDATES AND NEWSPAPER ABOUT UPCOMING MEEINGS.  The Homosassa River Alliance meetings are held on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 7:00pm at the Homosassa Civic Club. There are no meetings during the months of July and August. Our April meeting is our annual picnic.  Click on the "Meetings and Picnic" icon for more information.