Pine Ridge Civic Association
The Pine Ridge Civic association are members of the Pine Ridge Estates dedicated to supporting the community and the betterment of citrus county
News for the Civic Association
If you’re as dismayed at the trash along Pine Ridge Boulevard, please join us as we DO something about it. Wednesday March 13, meet at 8AM at the PR Community Center parking lot and we’ll perform our quarterly Adopt-a-Highway trash pickup. Please invest a few hours to make a real difference in our neighborhood.
For our February meeting I switched roles mid-meeting and represented the Citrus Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society (FNPS). My presentation called “AlterNatives: Plant This, Not That,” provided several native alternatives to exotic plants that are regularly found in landscapes. Some exotic plants are relatively benign in that they don’t harm animals or the environment, but they don’t really do any good either, while native plants provide food and shelter for native insects and animals. I also discussed alterNatives to invasive plants like Heavenly Bamboo (Nandina domestica), Mexican Petunia (Ruellia simplex), Silverthorn (Elaeagnus pungens), and Mimosa Tree (Albizia julibrissin). It’s amazing that these and many other invasive plants are still available from nurseries and are regularly planted by homeowners and home builders. If you would like more information about invasive plants, please visit the Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council’s website at www.flepcc.org. If you’d like more information about replacing exotics with native plants, please corner me or visit citrus.fnpschapters.org.
At our March Civic meeting, we’ll hear about plans for the Crystal River Mall. I heard they’re starting a Farmers Market type of thing, and apparently there are other new things in the works. Come to our meeting 7PM, Monday March 11 and we’ll hear all about it. As always, dinner and bingo will be on the Saturday following our meeting – March 16. Hope to see you out and about as we have better weather.
Sue Wassermann, Civic President
Happy Winter everyone!Your Civic Association will continue to host dinner and Bingo once a month and games nights every Friday.All Pine Ridge residents and their guests are welcome to join any of our events.On February 11, 2019 at 7 pm Civic Association...