Between Sawgrass and Seagrass
Welcome to NatureScape Broward, a vision for the community that starts in your own backyard. NatureScape is about creating Florida-friendly landscapes that conserve water, protect water quality, and create wildlife habitat. The NatureScape vision includes all Broward County residents and all types of properties - from homes to businesses to public facilities to schools. This website shows how to transform a yard, school, public or business landscape into a certified NatureScape.
Did you know that landscape irrigation accounts for up to 50% of water consumption in Broward County? Or that landscape runoff is a major source of water pollution? That is why NatureScape is an important part of Broward County's water conservation program Water Matters. For People. Plants. Animals. Our plant choices and the way we maintain our yard can greatly impact our future water supplies.Who doesn't want to protect this beautiful place we live? Broward is a very special location between the Everglades and the Atlantic - between sawgrass and seagrass.
NatureScape encourages the use of native plants in landscaping. These plants are uniquely adapted to grow in South Florida. Natives generally require little watering once established, and are naturally pest resistant, which means less use of expensive and toxic chemicals. So by using native plants we conserve water and reduce pollution while maintaining a healthy landscape. NatureScape is part of the Broward County's overall water resource management plan - the Integrated Water Resource Plan (IWRP). This plan was developed to ensure there is enough quality water for everyone, today and in the future. As part of the IWRP, NatureScape provides simple, common sense techniques to conserve water and protect our water supply through our daily activities.