baynazaFor over 31 years, the Baynanza Biscayne Bay Cleanup Day has brought our community together to keep our beaches and waterways clean and in ship-shape.

We invite you to celebrate with us our 32nd anniversary alongside thousands of other volunteers on Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 9am to noon at one of the 23 cleanup site locations. Volunteers can now register at or call 311 for further assistance (free t-shirts will be given to volunteers at their designated site).

Businesses, nonprofits and multifamily homes received $100 rebate per toilet, saving water and money

Dozens of local businesses are seeing substantial savings in their monthly water bills thanks to their participation in a program that rewards them for replacing water-wasting toilets with newer, water-saving models.

The program, called “Conservation Pays,” is sponsored by the Broward Water Partnership, which includes Broward County and 18 local governments and water utilities. The Partnership has a 20-year goal to save 30 million gallons of water a day.

hhhhhhjjklBroward County Libraries (BCL) will host a series of Community Vision Sessions with Broward County Libraries Director Skye Patrick. Join us as we look toward the future and discuss how library services will continue to evolve and meet the changing needs of the community. Library Director Skye Patrick will share exciting plans for the future and welcome your comments and questions.

The Community Vision Sessions will be conducted at five regional libraries as well as at Main Library and the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center. The purpose of the meetings is to present the BCL’s "Vision for the Future and Community," and for library administration to meet the public and to hear the concerns of each region. Each session will include a PowerPoint presentation and Q&A session.

Relaunch invites seniors to "Spring Into Good Health" on first day of spring

Broward County Parks and Recreation Division and the Health Foundation of South Florida (HFSF) will bring the free program Walk With Ease, for ages 55 and up, back to five Broward County park sites (listed below).

The program, which was first held in County parks in 2012, will get under way again from 9 to 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 20 (the first day of spring). This evidence-based program encourages older adults to start walking for their health. Attendees at the kickoff will have an opportunity to register and learn more about the program, which this year takes the theme “Spring Into Good Health.”