Families will have a whale of a time at the 3rd annual Earth Day celebration hosted by the Town of Surfside. Come connect, play, and celebrate beautiful Mother Earth alongside family and friends, while learning about conservation and ways to protect the planet. The free festivities will include a community project using recycled water bottles to create a large jellyfish, a rescue bird release in partnership with Pelican Harbor Seabird Station, in addition to turtle-y awesome arts & crafts, henna tattoo artist, light refreshments, DJ and T-shirt giveaway.
At this educational green event, participants will help kickoff turtle nesting season, which typically takes place from May – October in Surfside. Miami-Dade County also will be on-site to conduct a shower head and light bulb exchange. Participants are encouraged to bring an old showerhead and/or lightbulb in exchange for a maximum of two high-efficiency showerhead models and two incandescent bulbs for two CFL bulbs, per household.
In April, the Town of Surfside also will celebrate Water Conservation Month in coordination with the Wyland National Mayor’s Challenge for Conservation. An eco-conscious community, Surfside recently banned the use of plastic straws and expanded polystyrene food service articles; adopted a solar photovoltaic incentive for residents and area businesses; passed a zero omission/clean energy bus goal resolution and hosted a beach cleanup, among a number of sustainable initiatives.
The Town of Surfside is a beautiful oceanfront community located in South Florida’s subtropical paradise. It encompasses the area from 87th Terrace to 96th Street, between the City of Miami Beach to the South and the Village of Bal Harbour to the North.
Incorporated in 1935, Surfside is home to nearly 6,000 residents and features a tranquil and charming residential neighborhood, multi-family condominium and apartment buildings, and a traditional “home town” business district. Surfside is also a premier travel destination, offering a wide range of award-winning restaurants, luxurious resorts and spas, shopping, and leisure activities for visitors year-round.
For more information, contact Surfside’s Parks & Recreation Department at 305-866-3635 or visit www.townofsurfsidefl.gov.