Environmental News

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Broward County Restricts Polystyrene, Single-use Plastic Straws and Stirrers use on County Property 

Restricting the use of polystyrene and single-use plastic products ​​on County property will reduce litter in the environment and is in the best interest of the health and well-being of County employees, residents, visitors, and natural systems.

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​Hurricane Season is June 1st through November 30th

South Florida’s hurricane season is typically most active from August through October. Remain informed and prepared throughout this hurricane season by visiting the link below for resources such as a hurricane preparedness guide and other relevant information on evacuation routes, shelters, and alerts.​

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Sea Turtle Nesting Season Runs Annually from March 1 through October 31

Spring and summer bring nesting sea turtles to Broward County's beaches to lay their nests. Local lighting ordinances also go into effect during this time. Broward County's Marine Resources Section implements a Sea Turtle Conservation Program. You can help protect our local sea turtles by giving them plenty of space on the beach, do not touch, and refrain from using flashlights and cell phones on the beach at night. Visit our sea turtle​ page to learn m​ore!

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