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What We Do
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.
Sea Turtle Nesting Season - March 1 through October 31
Three species of sea turtles nest annually on Broward County's beaches: the leatherback, loggerhead and green turtle. Nesting season for Florida’s east coast, including Broward County, lasts from March 1 – October 31 each year. During this time, female turtles emerge from the sea to lay their eggs in the sand and about two months later, hatchlings crawl from their nests and back into the ocean, all under the cover of darkness. To learn more about sea turtles here on Broward beaches read here.
Climate Change Task Force
We support the Broward County Climate Change Task Force focusing on the implementation of strategies to mitigate and adapt to climate change at the community level. Staff additionally supports the Southeast Florida Climate Compact working at the regional level to address broad issues impacting the four counties of Monroe, Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach.
Climate, Energy, and Sustainability Program
Climate, Energy, and Sustainability Program plays a central role in addressing the County’s Climate Change Action Plan and managing regional climate and energy projects funded as part of a Federal Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant. Internally, Division staff participate in the Climate Change Government Operations Work Group looking for opportunities to reduce the carbon emissions caused by County government activities.
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.