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April 8, 2009: City Commission proclaims Water Conservation Month

On Tuesday, April 7, the Coral Springs City Commission proclaimed April 2009 as Water Conservation Month. Sustainability is a priority for the City of Coral Springs and as a result of the recent dry conditions, the Commission is encouraging residents to help conserve water and protect this resource.

“The average in Broward County is 179 gallons per day, per person. Coral Springs’s average is 100 gallons per day, per person,” South Florida Water Management District’s Media Specialist Jose Lopez said. “I don’t think you could do any better, so keep doing what you are doing.”

In addition, the City Commission proclaimed Saturday, April 18, 2009 as Arbor Day. To celebrate, the City will be hosting EarthFest on Arbor Day at Sandy Ridge Sanctuary from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. EarthFest features wildlife exhibits, guided tours, plant giveaways for Coral Springs residents, children’s activities and refreshments. This year, children are encouraged to bring an Earth Day themed T-shirt they designed. All entries will be entered into a drawing. Sandy Ridge Sanctuary is located at 8501 N.W. 40 St., east of University Drive between Sample and Wiles Roads. For more information, call 954-344-1117.

“We’ve planted thousands and thousands of trees in Coral Springs since Hurricane Wilma and I want to thank the Neighborhood and Environmental Committee for all they do,” Commissioner Roy Gold said.

Lastly, the Commission honored those who perform vital duties as public safety telecommunicators throughout the country. They proclaimed April 12 through the 18, 2009, as National Public Safety Communications Week.

“We have 37 very dedicated employees that take 200,000 calls of service a year. In addition, there are 80,000 911 calls that come through our center a year.” Police Chief Duncan Foster said. “These are some very busy folks and it’s a very tough job that they do, so we want to thank them tonight.”

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