With support from the Florida Division of Historical Resources, the Cedar Key Light Station on Seahorse Key has a new replica lens. On Friday, July 5, from 7 to 9:30 pm, all are invited to Cedar Key for the official lens-lighting celebration. The lighting ceremony itself will be at 9:00. Details are in the Nature Coast Biological Station May newsletter and soon on the NCBS website.
The following day, Saturday, July 6 from 9 am to 3 pm, there will be an Open House on Seahorse Key. Come out, enjoy time on the island which is part of the Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge. Visit the marine lab and the Light Station which are managed on the island by the UF/IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station. This will be one of only about four Seahorse Key Open Houses during the year.
The Refuge is open daily from dawn to dusk.
Due to coronavirus concerns, the headquarters building is closed to visitors. However, staff are working as usual and the Refuge is open for appropriate recreational uses including boating, hiking, fishing, biking, and birding.
The Refuge Manager Andrew Gude can be reached by text or phone at 703.622.3896.
Hunting Information from the Refuge Manager
The print version of the 2020-2021 Hunt Regulations Brochure is now available. For a digital version,
click on the photo below. A current LSNWR Hunt Brochure, signed by the hunter, must be in his or her possession when hunting. The brochure includes websites to obtain hunting permits and required harvest reports.
For a Summary of the 2020-2021
Hunt Season Schedule,
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