BROWARD COUNTY, FL – On Saturday, March 9th Broward will celebrate the 17th Annual Water Matters Day event themed “Conservation: A Winning Strategy”. The event is from 9AM to 3PM at Tree Tops Park in Davie. Water Matters Day is Broward’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 can receive tips on water conservation, find out about rebates and incentives for upgrading to water-conserving devices, learn how to create “Florida friendly” and drought tolerant landscapes, and get lots of eco-friendly tips.
As part of the event, NatureScape Emerald Awards will be presented to several select municipalities, schools, community groups, and homeowners that have created and maintained model Florida-friendly landscapes designed to conserve our natural resources, provide valuable habitat for native and migratory wildlife, orthey have completed exceptional projects.
Attendees can receive free native plants or trees just for learning how to do the right thing. To be eligible, you need to visit at least 12 of the event’s exhibits and obtain 12 stamps. More than 50 educational exhibits and booths will be on display to help residents learn about water conservation techniques, smart irrigation, native landscaping, and what role they 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 and holiday 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 Avenue in Davie.