Annual Broward Water Matters Day

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  • Tree Tops Park
  • access_time Mar 11, 2017 09:00am -
    Mar 11, 2017 03:00pm
  • attach_money Parking $1.50, Event FREE
  • info_outline Open to the Public
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On Saturday, March 11, come celebrate at the 15th Annual Broward Water Matters Day event "Community. Climate. Connected!" from 9 AM to 3 PM at Tree Tops Park in Davie.   Water Matters Day is Broward County's signature water conservation event where residents can learn about our local and regional water resources, how water is managed, and how Broward's water managers are planning to meet our future water needs. Residents will receive tips on water conservation, find out about rebates and incentives for upgrading to water-conserving devices, and learn how to create "Florida friendly" and drought tolerant landscapes. 

Participants can receive a free native plant or tree just for learning how to conserve the earth's most valuable resource. To be eligible, attendees will need to visit at least 12 of the event's exhibits and obtain 12 stamps. There will be more than 45 educational exhibits and booths to help residents learn water conservation techniques, smart irrigation, native landscaping, and what role they can play in protecting and conserving our water supplies. 

Other activities include crafts for children, rain barrel and native landscaping demonstrations, Food Truck Invasion, and a variety of giveaways and raffles.   

Admission to Water Matters Day is free, but the park's weekend admission fee of $1.50 per person will be in effect. Children five and under are free. Tree Tops Park is located at 3900 S.W. 100th Ave. in Davie.
 

In Broward County, water is managed by dozens of water managers, including municipalities, drainage districts and water utilities.  At the basis of the current water management system is an elaborate canal system that provides temporary storage and water quality treatment, wellfield and natural system recharge, and flood control. The vast network of water managers and infrastructure work together to meet our water needs.

Water. It’s our most precious resource. Whether we use it for drinking, swimming, fishing, or irrigation, water is a vital part of our everyday lives. It’s also the foundation for Broward County’s most valued natural resources — the Everglades and Atlantic coastal ecosystems.  But with a rapidly expanding urban population, there are ever-increasing stresses on our water resources, both in terms of water quality and water quantity.  The sustainability of Broward’s urban and natural systems hinges on our ability to protect this limited resource, while balancing the needs of all of Broward’s water users.

"Water Matters" is the County’s educational program that helps homeowners, policymakers, local businesses, and property managers understand their role in water management and water conservation. Just as water is for everyone, this program is designed for everyone — from adults to children, experts to laypeople. We all make an impact on our environment. Understanding our role in the water management system is the best way to make sure our impact is a positive one.