By Commissioner Michael Udine
Summer is here, and there are over 101 ways to enjoy vacationing or a night out on the town in Broward County. Local options range from spending the day on our beautiful waterways, attending a concert, visiting historical places like Bonnet House Museum and Gardens, going for a ride at the Equestrian Center at Temple Park in Parkland, or taking a hike in the Everglades. Whether you are with family, friends, or just yourself, take advantage of all that Broward County has to offer! For more information and to view this great list visitlauderdale.com/summer.
Calling all artists! The Broward County Cultural Division is accepting applications for its Innovation Grants and Artist Support Grants. The Innovation Grants provide a platform for established artists to explore new frontiers, while the Artist Support Grants offer crucial assistance for artists seeking to develop their skills and advance their careers. Artists may apply from any discipline, and the program is only available for Broward residents. Deadlines are in August, so visit Broward.org/arts for more information and to apply.
Here in South Florida, we know July brings heavy rain and mosquitoes. Please remember to empty any containers or areas that have standing water. Broward County conducts mosquito services throughout the season by spraying of communities from the air and via truck. These measures reduce the population of mosquitoes and help residents to avoid being bit. For more information on how to request your community be sprayed or to find out when services will be conducted visit Broward.org/mosquito or call our office directly.
On a happier note, sea turtle season is in full swing here in Broward. Starting in July and running through August, the Broward County Sea Turtle Conservation Program will host sea turtle hatchling releases that are open to the public. Each ticket costs $10, and participants must be over the age of three. These great events raise awareness and help conservation efforts of sea turtles that are endangered. For dates, times, and tickets visit their website or Facebook page. Be sure to check out this exciting and educational opportunity as the hatchlings begin their oceanic journey!
Happy Independence Day! Celebrating our nation on July 4th is a big day in the cities of District 3. From fireworks displays, to parades, and community concerts, our cities have many great events to enjoy. Please remember to have fun and celebrate in a safe manner so all can enjoy.
The top priority in my office is that we stay in contact with the residents of District 3 and Broward County. We are available by phone, email, and social media. Reach me at MUdine@Broward.org or at my office at (954) 357-7003. In addition, we are available to meet by appointment at Coral Springs City Hall. On social media you can find me at Facebook.com/CommissionerMichaelUdine and @MichaelUdine on Twitter or Instagram to receive important updates and see what is happening in our community. Let’s connect!
Broward County Commissioner Michael Udine represents Seat Three, covering Coral Springs, Parkland, Tamarac, and North Lauderdale.
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