Environment

Alexandria, Va. – The 50th anniversary of Earth Day is on April 22, but anyone can start celebrating today right in their very own backyard with tips from the TurfMutt Foundation and reap the health and de-stressing benefits of spending time in green space.

The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) urges Floridians to support April’s Water Conservation Month. With many families spending more time at home due to COVID-19, include everyone in finding creative ways to save water. 

MIRAMAR, FL – The City of Miramar through its Public Works Department was awarded a $20,000 matching grant from the State of Florida Forestry Division to perform a tree count and assessment of the trees located within the City of Miramar’s public and Right of Ways (ROW) areas. Through this grant, the City of Miramar contracted with national vendor, Arbor Pro USA for these services.

Last week, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released its seasonal forecast for the spring flooding season showing that nearly half of U.S. states could be at risk. The agency warns that “128 million people face an elevated flooding risk in their communities.” Many of these areas experienced record-breaking flooding last year and are still recovering, including locations in the Midwest and Northern Great Plains, which suffered $10.8 billion in damage to homes, businesses, crops and infrastructure. For people and communities already constrained and fearful, NOAA’s flooding forecast presents a new challenge: responding to disruptive, destructive and potentially life-threatening flooding in the midst of a growing pandemic. And with only 35 percent of Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) employees available to deploy, these communities also may not have the back-up they need when it matters most. 

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