Land Stewardship

Mission

The Land Stewardship Program was created in 2008 to provide funding for the ecological restoration of conservation and other publicly-owned natural lands and for the expedited development of bond-acquired green space and open space sites through two grant programs: "Partners in Preservation" and "Parks for People". It is also tasked with monitoring and ensuring appropriate management of the 2000 Safe Parks and Land Preservation Bond Program acquired sites through the "Keep It Green" Monitoring Program.

The “Parks for People” Grant Program is a five-year capital improvement program to expedite and supplement the development of Bond-acquired Green Space and Open Space sites that propose use of "green components”. These "green components" are facilities or services provided above and beyond approved sites’ master plan. Among the green components funded are recycled materials for playgrounds and shelters, low flow water fixtures and irrigation methods, solar panels for lighting, on site trash collectors. More…

Solar roof installation on park restroom  Park walkway with planted trees   Rooftop rain collection and natural light windows in park restroom facility

The "Partners in Preservation" Grant Program is a five-year capital improvement program to fund the ecological restoration of publicly-owned natural lands within Broward County though the removal of invasive non-native vegetation and replanting with appropriate native plants on public properties which contain a defined Native Vegetative Community. More...

Exotic tree removal with heavy equipment  Selective exotic trees removed leaving natives  Native trees replanted after exotic removal

Additionally, the Land Stewardship Program ensures that entities managing bond acquired sites will "Keep it Green" by providing a monitoring compliance program.  For a listing of bond acquired sites by city click here.

"Natural Lands Inventory" Massive population growth sparked by the economic boom of the last century created great pressures on the County’s natural ecosystems, fragmenting historically extensive native plant communities into smaller parcels of land. Broward County and its municipalities have developed various mechanisms to protect and preserve these remnants of ecological communities. More

Hollywood beach site  Cypress woods preserve  Nursery with native plants

Contact Information

Environmental Planning and Community Resilience Division
Land Stewardship Program
115 S. Andrews Avenue, Room 329H
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301

Phone: 954-519-1297   Fax: 954-519-1496

 

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This page reviewed April 2017​​