Program helps conserve water, protect water quality

Join the NatureScape Broward team to learn about exciting ways to create and maintain a NatureScape yard at two free workshops scheduled for April.

The first workshop is scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Thursday, April 10, at Long Key Natural Area and Nature Center, located at 3501 S.W. 130th Avenue, in the Town of Davie. For directions call 954-357-8797.

 Fun and prizes await dogs with the best "nose for treats"

This year, the Easter Bunny is not just for kids anymore. Fun-loving dogs and their owners will gather for Broward County’s Doggie Egg Hunt Extravaganza, Saturday, April 19, at Easterlin Park, 1000 N.W. 38th Street, Oakland Park, from 10 a.m. to noon.

The special Egg Hunt, hosted by Broward County Parks and Recreation Division and the Broward County Animal Care and Adoption Center, will encourage dogs to use their noses to “sniff” out special egg-shaped biscuits, courtesy of Pet Supermarket stores. The dogs that find the most “eggs” will win special Easter gift baskets.

Pack up your old computer, monitor, TV and any outdated household chemicals such as pesticides, paint and more, and head for a convenient drop-off event on Sunday, April 13, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at  Oriole Park, located at 7055 N.W. First St., Margate.

This free Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Recycling drop-off event, hosted by Margate, 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.

Broward County’s Highway and Bridge Maintenance Division will be installing and improving Complete Streets elements on Southwest Fourth Avenue between State Road 84 and Southwest Ninth Street beginning Monday, April 21, and concluding on or before October 17, barring any unforeseen conditions or weather delays.

The project entails adding a bike lane as well as repairing the existing sidewalks and curb ramps on the east side of Southwest Fourth Avenue. By relocating the existing curb and gutter toward the west, the green area available for the roots of established trees currently growing along the pavement will be enhanced.