FYI

Pack up your old computer, monitor, TV and any outdated household chemicals such as pesticides, paint and more, and head for a convenient drop-off event on Sunday, March 23, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at  the Sports Complex, located at 10300 Stirling Road, in Cooper City.

This free Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Recycling drop-off event, hosted by Cooper City, is open to residents of the following cities that have participation agreements with Broward County: Cooper City, Dania Beach, Deerfield Beach, Hollywood, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, Lauderdale Lakes, Margate, Parkland, Pembroke Park, Sea Ranch Lakes, Unincorporated Broward, West Park, Weston and Wilton Manors.

Special "plinko game" promotion makes pet adoptions extra fun this St. Patrick's Day weekend

Change the luck of a shelter pet this St. Patrick’s Day weekend! The Broward County Animal Care and Adoption Center will be the place to be for fun and prizes and a chance to meet your special lucky charm. 

This Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 14, 15 and 16, residents who adopt a dog or cat are welcome to take a turn at the "plinko board" for a chance to win fun prizes — from pet treats to T-shirts. Land your token on the Lucky Shamrock and save some green with a 50 percent discount on all adoption fees. Adoption fees include spaying/neutering, vaccinations, Broward County rabies registration tag and microchip — a value of more than $200.

County Commission issued Proclamation at their March 11 Meeting 

The Broward County Commission on the Status of Women will celebrate National Women's History Month in March, by honoring seven Broward County women as "Unsung Sheroes" who exemplify the theme of this year's national observance, "Celebrating Women of Character, Courage and Commitment."

The honorees are featured this month in an exhibit in the lobby of the Governmental Center, 115 S. Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale. The achievements and dedication of these role models honor the extraordinary and often unrecognized determination and tenacity of women who contribute to their respective Broward County communities. The honorees include:

Beach users and beach residents urged to be cautious

Be aware! Large marine reptiles are starting to visit to Broward County’s beaches nightly and as a precaution Broward County Environmental Protection and Growth Management Department wants to inform beach residents and users that the sea turtle nesting season began on March 1 and will continue through October 31.

Threatened and endangered sea turtle mothers come ashore at night to deposit their egg clutches and then they return to sea. Loggerhead turtles (Caretta caretta), a threatened species, may lay four to five nests per turtle per season, with each nest containing an average of 110 eggs. In 2013, there were 2,459 loggerhead nests deposited on Broward's beaches.

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