Oak Village Board Meeting
Thursday, May 18, 2017 ♦ Time: 9:30 AM ♦ Location: 8827 S Suncoast Blvd - Oak Village Office
Cypress Village Board Meeting
Friday, May 19, 2017 ♦ Time 9:30 AM ♦ Location: Sugarmill Woods CC
Rotary Club of Sugarmill Woods
Meetings at Sugarmill Woods Country Club every Tuesday at 4:45 pm
Woman of Sugarmill Woods
Book Groups contact Dorothy Dawson, 382-1508 ♦ Cards & Conversation contact Mary Ann Zack, 382-1444 or Maryann McNiff, 382-4881 ♦ Hands & Feet contact Ann O’Brien, 382-1848 or Sonya Coughenour, 382-9038 ♦ Mah-Jong Lessons contact Joyce Rasmussen, 382-3466 ♦ Pinochle contact Judy Hill, 382-1348 ♦ Quilting contact Judy Neace, 382-2691 ♦ Crocheting contact Cora Ziegler, 586-8021
The warm, spring-fed waters around Homosassa very close to Sugarmill Woods are an extremely popular refuge for the endangered West Indian manatee. The springs and rivers allow the manatees to escape winter’s cold and serve as a place where many manatees come to mate, give birth and nurse their young. In winter months, the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge is home to literally hundreds of manatees.
Even closer to Sugarmill Woods is the Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park. Visitors can see West Indian manatees every day of the year from the park's underwater observatory in the main spring. The park showcases native Florida wildlife including manatees, black bears, bobcats, white-tailed deer, American alligators, American crocodiles, and river otters. There are Manatee programs three times daily. The Wildlife Encounter programs feature, snakes, and other native animals. Recreational opportunities include picnicking, nature study, and bird watching. The park features a children's education center, providing hands-on experiences about Florida's natural environment.