Monday, March 9, 2015

Water Matters Day at Tree Tops Park this Saturday, March 14th.

The event is at Tree Tops Park – 3900 SW 100th Avenue, Davie
“A Decade of Difference” is the theme of the 10th Annual Broward Water Matters Day event to be celebrated on Saturday, March 10, at Tree Tops Park, 3900 S.W. 100 Ave., 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 we are planning for the future. 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 landscape.

In addition to learning how to save water and money, participants can leave with free native plants or trees just for learning how to do the right thing. To be eligible, attendees will need to visit at least 12 of the event's exhibits and obtain 12 stamps. Approximately 40 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 face painting, a caricature artist and crafts for children; rain barrel workshops; the music of environmental folk singer Grant Livingston; and a variety of giveaways and raffles. One lucky raffle winner will win an irrigation system upgrade (installation not included), courtesy of Rainbird. Activities will begin at 9 a.m. and run through 3 p.m. In conjunction with this year’s event there will also be a free electronics recycling drop off available.

The Broward County Board of County Commissioners, Broward Workshop, School Board of Broward County, and South Florida Water Management District are partnering to present this event. Co-sponsors include the Town of Davie, City of Cooper City, City of Coconut Creek, City of Fort Lauderdale, City of Hollywood, Town of Southwest Ranches, Central Broward Water Control District, South Broward Drainage District, Old Plantation Water Control District, AECOM, Carollo Engineers, and Rainbird.

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 aged 5 and under are free. For more information on Water Matters Day or water conservation, visit