Sea Turtle Season

    Date: April 1 - October 31

    Sea turtle season officially begins on April 1! Miami Beach is home to three species of endangered sea turtles (Loggerhead, Green, and Leatherback) that nest annually on our beaches. Light pollution from beachfront properties can disorient nesting adults and hatchlings. Sea Turtles mistake artificial light for the reflection of the night sky on the water - do you part in protecting our marine friends by turning off all unnecessary lighting or keeping your blinds closed. Remember that you must never disturb or harass a sea turtle. 


    FREE Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off and Paper Shred-a-thon

    Date: Sunday, April 2, 2017
    Time: 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    Location: Parking Lot at 40 Street and Chase Avenue (adjacent to the canal)
    Leftover household products that contain corrosive, toxic, ignitable, or reactive ingredients are considered to be "household hazardous waste". These products contain hazardous ingredients that require special care when disposed of in order to protect human health and the quality of environment.
    Drop off your household chemicals and hazardous waste, including paints, cleaners, motor oil, propane, pool chemicals, batteries, electronics, fertilizers, and pesticides, for proper disposal. In addition, a paper shredding vehicle will be on-site to accept, destroy, and recycle paper documents.  For information on which items are acceptable, download the flyer HERE.


    Household Plant Giveaway at Spring Eggstravaganza

    Date: Saturday, April 8, 2017
    Time: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
    Location: North Shore Park - 501 72 Street 

     Residents can pick-up a free native household plant at the City’s annual Spring Eggstravaganza. The event will also feature arts and crafts, pictures with bunnies, carnival rides, refreshments, and egg hunts for children aged 10 and younger.


    Earth Day at Miami Beach Botanical Gardens

    Date: Friday, April 21, 2017
    Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
    Location: 2000 Convention Center Drive


    The Environment and Sustainability Department will join local environmental organizations at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden’s Earth Day celebrations to provide information on the City’s environment and sustainability initiatives. Additionally, staff will participate in a Q&A session following the evening’s feature film National Geographic’s Before the Flood. More Information: Miami Beach Botanical Garden 


    35th Annual Baynanza Volunteer Clean-Up

    Date: Sunday, April 22, 2017
    Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
    Location: Countywide - Check out the Baynanza Page for a location near you


    The annual Baynanza event will once again engage thousands of community volunteers throughout Miami-Dade County in cleaning approximately 22 locations along Biscayne Bay’s shorelines and islands, including Maurice Gibb Park and Flagler Memorial Island (Monument Island). For more information or to become a volunteer click HERE.


    Arbor Day Tree Planting Ceremony & Proclamation

    Date: Friday, April 28, 2017
    Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
    Location: Entrance of Maurice Gibb Park - 18th Street and Purdy Avenue 


    Miami Beach will celebrate Arbor Day with a tree planting ceremony and proclamation in Sunset Harbour that will bring attention to the importance of the City’s urban forest and will re-qualify the City to receive the Tree City USA designation. The City has held this designation for several years, which is a testament to the efforts of our community’s hard work to protect our vital tree canopy.


    Alternative Transportation Education at Ciclovia

    Date: Sunday, April 30, 2017
    Time: 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

    Location: Washington Avenue ( Exact location TBD)


    The Environment and Sustainability Department returns to Ciclovia, this month to provide residents with information on how alternative transportation contributes toward mitigating greenhouse gas emissions and to provide information on the various alternative transportation options in our community. 

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