Environmental Planning and Community Resilience Division coordinates regional climate resiliency strategies focused on urban and natural systems and protects, restores and enhances the County's natural resources through activities targeting water resource policy and planning, urban and natural lands management, beach and marine resources, energy and sustainability, and environmental monitoring.
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
Sea 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.
I Spy A Manatee Mobile App
The ‘I Spy a Manatee’ mobile app is used by Broward County residents and visitors to report manatee sightings to the County’s Environmental Planning and Community Resilience Division and is available for Android and Apple. Use the app to report manatees and their activities, and view manatee protection and boating safety zones in Broward County.
In the app, you can take a picture of the manatee or select a picture from the device's gallery. Enter the sighting information such as number of manatees and and the manatees' activity, and either enter the location or let the device use the location services to find the location for you. When the sighting report is successfully submitted, the manatees of Broward County will thank you. Read more about the mobile app here.