Sea Turtle SeasonDate: 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-thonDate: Sunday, April 2, 2017Time: 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, 2017Time: 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, 2017Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.Location: 2000 Convention Center Drive
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, 2017Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.Location: Countywide - Check out the Baynanza Page for a location near you
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, 2017Time: 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
Alternative Transportation Education at Ciclovia
Location: Washington Avenue ( Exact location TBD)
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.