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FGUA announces expansion of rain sensors giveaway program

FGUA announces expansion of rain sensors giveaway program

Land O' Lakes, Florida -- New FGUA Consolidated Systems customers can become part of the company's Moisture Sensor Conservation Program which provides free equipment to monitor and reduce lawn water consumption year-round.

FGUA says the rain sensors offered in the program monitor rainfall and shut off sprinklers automatically to help avoid unnecessary lawn watering.

Advisories lifted for 5 Hillsborough beaches

Advisories lifted for 5 Hillsborough beaches

Hillsborough, Florida -- The Hillsborough County Health Department has lifted the advisory in effect for the following beaches:

  • Ben T. Davis, (North, and South)
  • Cypress Point, (North, and South)
  • Picnic Island, (North, and South)
  • Bahia Beach
  • Simmons Park

The health department has been conducting coastal beach water quality monitoring at nine sites once every two weeks since August 2000, and weekly since August 5, 2002 through the Healthy Beaches Monitoring Program.

Environmental Protection Commission hosts workshop

Environmental Protection Commission hosts workshop

Hillsborough County, Florida-- This evening from 6 - 8, the Environmental Protection Commission hosted a workshop to answer the public's questions regarding recently proposed amendments to certain rules.

If you missed it, don't worry; a similar workshop will take place Wednesday, August 1, from 3 - 5 p.m. 

According to the Commission, The following rules are up for discussion:

Florida Aquarium to release rehabilitated turtle into wild

Florida Aquarium to release rehabilitated turtle into wild

Tampa, Florida-- The Florida Aquarium's vet staff successfully rehabilitated a Green Sea Turtle, whom they found under the Howard Frankland Bridge, and fittingly named "Howard."

According to the Aquarium, Howard has been recuperating at the Aquarium since his rescue in March, and is finally ready to be released back into the wild. 

The Center for Conservation Team, comprised of staff and volunteers, will release Howard back to his natural habitat around 11 a.m. today. 

 

Advisory for Ben T. Davis Beach lifted

Advisory for Ben T. Davis Beach lifted

Tampa, Florida-- The advisory issued on June 26 for Ben T. Davis beach (South) has been lifted.

Testing produced satisfactory results, according to the Hillsborough County Health Department.

The advisory for Ben T. Davis Beach was issued on June 26 along with advisories for Davis Island beach, Simmons Park beach, Cypress Point beach, (North, and South).

Tampa Bay History Center gets LEED Silver status

Tampa Bay History Center gets LEED Silver status

Tampa,Florida -- The Tampa Bay History Center in Downtown Tampa has become the first county building to achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design or LEED  Silver certification. The Certification comes from the U.S. Green Building Council.

The 60,000-square-foot building was built with renewable materials and more than 95 percent of the construction debris was diverted from Florida Landfills.

Prescribed burn at Cockroach Bay

Prescribed burn at Cockroach Bay

Tampa, Florida-- The Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department conducted a prescribed burn today, Wednesday, June 20 at Cockroach Bay Aquatic Preserve, 3709 Gulf City Road in Ruskin.

The burn took place for exotic invasive plant control, and was scheduled to last just one day.

For more information, residents should contact the Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department at (813) 672-7876.