Adventure Coast Group

Welcome to Sierra Club Adventure Coast Group. Our group territory includes Hernando and Citrus Counties, Florida. This area is known as the Nature Coast for its abundance of natural springs such as the first magnitude springs at Weeki Wachee, Kings Bay, Rainbow, and Chassahowitzka. It is also home to the Nature Coast Aquatic Preserve, containing valuable coastal marshes that comprise the second-largest aquatic preserve in Florida and part of the largest continuous seagrass meadows in the world. This area is also home to the Withlachochee Forest, with 164,073 acres spanning Citrus, Hernando, Lake, Pasco, and Sumter Counties. Together these ecosystems provide a habitat for extensive biological diversity from black bears to manatees, sea turtles, fish, birds, flowers, and native plants. Nature tourism is alive and well here and residents and visitors alike enjoy hiking, biking, bird watching, kayaking, canoeing, and enjoying the beauty of our natural areas. Commercial fisheries are an important part of the local economy. 

Contact: Our all-volunteer team of officers, board members, student leaders, and communications team members are dedicated to protecting the continued environmental quality of the Nature Coast. Check out our team at this tab. 

Take Action: You can make an impact! Find current action items on this tab. 

Get Involved: There are many opportunities to get involved whether it is speaking out at a public hearing, submitting comments on a compelling issue at hand, or helping set up and staff special events. Click the tab to learn more. Our executive committee meets the second Wednesday of each month at 5pm at the Brooksville Community Center, 601 East Martin Luther King Boulevard in Brooksville and virtually on Zoom. Join us for our Adventure Coast Group Membership Meet Ups at the South Brooksville Community Center, 601 East Martin Luther King Boulevard in Brooksville, from 7—8pm on the second Wednesday of each month. More information on the Get Involved tab.

Outings: Adventure Coast Group regularly plans group outings for members and supporters. Check the Outings tab for more information. 

Conservation: Our team is comprised of several dedicated and qualified individuals who are actively involved in protecting the biodiversity of our group territory. The many issues facing us stem from the area's popularity and the increased development to accommodate both residents and visitors. We watchdog local and state decision-making and monitor new developments. We use our expertise to speak out to protect the natural world when it is at risk of degradation or destruction. Check the Conservation tab to learn more about our recent efforts.

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