July 22, 2016   Volume 25, No. 17

County Encourages Mosquito Prevention

The Broward County Mosquito Control Division is working closely with the State Department of Health and Code Enforcement partners in Broward’s 31 municipalities, and is actively involved in the effort to reduce breeding sites in suspected areas of mosquito infestation. Here’s what’s being done by the County to combat the worst areas of activity:
• Conducting door-to-door backpack spraying
• Draining standing water where possible
• Treating standing water with long-lasting larvicide
• Eliminating mosquito habitats
• Setting up mosquito traps
• Sampling adult mosquitos to gauge effectiveness of the above-mentioned treatments
Residents can contact the Mosquito Control Division and request spraying in their neighborhoods, either by calling 954-765-4062 or completing the online Mosquito Spray Request Form.  There are also steps all county residents can take to assist in reducing the population. More...

Help "Clear the Shelters" this Weekend

It is a great time of year to give a dog or cat a forever home, and tomorrow it is free for you.  Broward County Animal Care is teaming up with NBC6 and Telemundo 51 to host the second annual “Clear the Shelters” national pet adoption drive.  The event kicks off Saturday, July 23rd, from 10AM to 5PM, at the Broward County Animal Care Adoption Center, 1870 SW 39th Street, Fort Lauderdale. As part of the promotion, all adoption fees for dogs and cats will be waived. In addition, the $20 non-refundable deposit to hold a lost/stray pet will be waived during the one-day event.  More...

Once Again Broward County Leads the Nation

For the fourth year in a row, Broward County tops the nation with public information and public education outreach campaigns. Broward County has won 34 awards in the 2016 National Association of County Information Officers (NACIO) Awards of Excellence competition, more than any other county in the country. NACIO, an affiliate of the National Association of Counties holds the annual Awards of Excellence competition to honor the best public information and community outreach efforts by counties in a variety of categories. Broward County received three Best of Class, 10 Superior, 11 Excellent, and 10 Meritorious awards. More…

Port Everglades is Last Call for Lady Luck

Broward County's Port Everglades will be the last port of call for the 324 foot Lady Luck before the tanker is submerged off Pompano Beach to serve as the area's newest artificial reef. The former New York-based vessel arrived at Port Everglades on Wednesday and the sinking is scheduled for Saturday, July 23. Dockage fees were waived by the County Commission in support of the effort to increase the inventory of artificial reefs off the Broward coastline. More…

Ready. Set. Safe. Take the Survey

As South Florida heads into the height of hurricane season in August and early September, residents are encouraged to use the County's website, Broward.org/Hurricane, as a guide to help get a kit, make a plan, be informed and get involved. Each week, during hurricane season, visit our website for weekly tips, news and information. One great way to do that, is to test your knowledge on proper evacuation procedures, shelters, supplies, and notifications to keep your family safe.  Take our Survey...

Thing to Do at a Park Near You

What can you get from Broward Parks and Recreation that will make you the envy of the neighborhood? The key to good home landscape design is educating yourself on what to put into the ground and what you do with it once it's planted.  Broward Parks is here to help. From 9AM to 1PM, on Saturday, August 13th, Secret Woods Nature Center at 2701 W State Road 84, Dania Beach, will hold a Go Native Plant Sale. The event will emphasize the right kinds of plants to grow in your home landscape. Other activities will be offered as well.
Tickets are still available as world-class cricket returns to Central Broward Regional Park & Stadium in Lauderhill.  The 2016 HERO Caribbean Premier League runs from Thursday, July 28th through Sunday, July 31st. The four-day event will include matches involving six teams: Barbados Tridents, Guyana Amazon Warriors, Jamaica Tallawahs, St. Kitts & Nevis Patriots, Trinbago Knight Riders, and Zouks. More...

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