Environment

Take steps to reduce mosquitoes

 

The Clay County Health Department and Clay County Mosquito Control remind residents of steps to take to reduce the areas where mosquitoes breed. “While there have been no cases of West Nile reported to our health department, we are advising residents and visitors to Clay County to take action to protect themselves from mosquito bites and help remove places where mosquitoes breed by following the drain and cover recommendations,” stated Nancy Mills, Health Department Administrator.

Beryl takes down trees

Beryl takes down trees

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- First Coast News has received several tips regarding trees down. 

Storm system brings potential for dangerous weather to Florida over the Holiday weekend

 

FLORIDA -- The Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) reminds Florida’s residents and visitors to remain aware of current weather situations this holiday weekend, as a storm system may bring heavy rainfall across much of the Sunshine State. Potential flooding conditions will affect Southeast Florida through this evening. This threat could shift northward to portions of the Northern Peninsula later this weekend as the system nears this area of the state. This same system could bring strong onshore winds, which may lead to rough surf, large breaking waves and a high risk of rip currents along the Atlantic Coast through next week.

St. Johns River Blue Crab Trap Closure Starts Jan. 16

St. Johns River Blue Crab Trap Closure Starts Jan. 16

 

Recreational and commercial blue crab harvesters in the St. Johns River system must remove their blue crab traps from the water before Jan. 16, the first day of a 10-day trap closure. This closure will give groups authorized by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) to gather traps the opportunity to identify and retrieve lost and abandoned blue crab traps from the water.

Hunter safety Internet-completion course offered in Clay County

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering a free hunter safety Internet-completion course in Clay County.  

The class is Sept. 8 from 6 to 9 p.m. and Sept. 10 from 8 a.m. until completed.  Students who have taken the online course and wish to complete this classroom portion must bring the online-completion report with them. Students must attend both days to get credit for the course.