Natural Resources Planning and Management

Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Program

PACE allows property owners to receive up-front financing and repayment of debt for qualifying improvements, such as energy conservation, renewable energy, and wind resistance. Property owners then repay the upfront financing through annual PACE assessments on their property tax bills. More information can be viewed here.

Green Sea Turtles Break Local Nesting Record

Green Turtle NestingSea turtle nesting season is well underway in Broward County, and green sea turtles are nesting in the highest numbers since the start of the Broward County Sea Turtle Conservation Program (BCSTCP) in 1981.  So far, the BCSTCP has documented 536 green sea turtle nests in the County (excluding Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park).  The previous record was in 2013 when 495 green turtle nests were laid.  Sea turtle nesting season officially ends on October 31.  Read more about sea turtles here.

Calling All Citizen Scientists!

Community groups and individuals can participate in citizen science through the Broward County King Tides Initiative. Citizen scientists will help document tidal flooding in the community! King Tide Kits are available for community groups to track and report floding at one of six locations throughout coastal Broward for either the October or November King Tides. If you are not part of a group, you can still participate! Individuals can upload photos and descriptions of flooding using the Broward County King Tides Initiative 2017 web-mapping application.