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.
It's Sea Turtle Nesting Season - March 1 through October 31
Three species of sea turtles primarily nest on Broward's beaches each year: leatherbacks (Dermochelys coriacea), loggerheads (Caretta caretta), and green turtles (Chelonia mydas). On average, the Broward County Sea Turtle Conservation Program documents over 2,000 nests per season. Sea turtle hatchlings use light to find the ocean, so artificial light sources from buildings near the beach are carefully managed in the County during nesting season. Read more about sea turtles here.
Now Accepting Applications for Dune Restoration Grants
The Coastal Dune Grant Program provides funding on a reimbursable cost-share basis to support new dune restoration and enhancement projects. The grants are available to coastal municipalities, coastal property owners, condominium associations, and non-profit organizations. To learn more about the Dune Grant Program and this funding opportunity, please read here
Climate Change Task Force
We supports the Broward County Climate Change Task Force focusing on the implementation of strategies to mitigate and adapt to climate change at the community level. Finally, staff 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.
Energy and Systainability Program
The 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.