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Miami-Dade County Commission Chairman Dennis C. Moss is pleased to host a Home Energy Savings Workshops in District 9 on Wednesday, September 15, 2010, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm (registration begins at 6:00 pm) at the Phichol E. Williams Community Center, 951 SW 4th Street, Homestead, FL 33030. The workshops are being held to educate residents on energy efficiency and conservation and provide homeowners with the information, resources and incentives to reduce their utility costs. Participants will receive a free energy savings toolkit valued at over $100 and learn to track household energy consumption/reduction.

 â€œKnowledge is power; I hope many residents of my district can take advantage of the information that will be provided in the workshops as it will help them save money by reducing the energy use in their home, said Chairman Moss.

 

Yesterday August 18th NOAA and their partners released the first batch of rehabilitated sea turtles that were impacted by the Deepwater Horizon/BP oil spill in the Gulf.

We released 23 Kemp’s ridley sea turtles back into the Gulf of Mexico near Cedar Key, Fla.  All had passed their health assessments and were strong enough to go back to their natural environment.

We are really pleased that the turtles we’ve rescued, or that we found stranded since the oil spill started in April, have done well in rehabilitation so far. There are just over 300 turtles in rehabilitation at our partner facilities from Louisiana through Florida.   These turtles will be released in the coming weeks.

 

 

 
Broward County residents can now walk, bicycle, rollerblade, jog, recreate and enjoy the first segment of the New River Greenway that parallels I-595 from 136th Avenue to University Drive in Plantation.

The Broward County Greenway system is a planned countywide network of safe and clean bicycle, pedestrian paths, nature trails and waterways. The idea was first introduced by Broward County Commissioner Kristin Jacobs in 1999.

 

 

 

 

 

Fresh water isn’t free, and it certainly isn’t unlimited.  That’s why the Miami-Dade Cooperative Extension Division is hosting a Rain Barrel & Water Conservation Workshop on Saturday, September 11.  The workshop will be held at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Drive, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.  Participants will learn how they can use water more efficiently to conserve this important natural resource, all while saving money. There will also be an opportunity to exchange your old showerheads and light bulbs for new ones that are more energy efficient.

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