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Environmental News

​​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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​May is Air Quality Awareness Month

The EPA's theme for this year is "Be Air Aware and Prepared!"

Every May, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hosts Air Quality Awareness Week with the goal of sharing information on air quality and how it affects health, as well as encouraging people to incorporate knowledge of the Air Quality Index (AQI) into their daily lives. Learn about what affects air quality and determine what you can do to help make our air even cleaner – not just during the month of May, but year-round.​ ​

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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 sea turtle nesting season. Broward County's Beach and Marine Resources Section implements a Sea Turtle Conservation Program, which monitors 24 miles of beaches for sea turtle activity and marks each nest. 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 more!

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