Public Outreach

Program or Project: Adoption of Climate Action Pledge
Description/Accomplishment: City Council adopted a Climate Acton Pledge and affirmed support for the Southeast Florida Climate Change Compact
Primary Department: City Manager
Time Frame: Adopted in 2017

Program or Project: Created Green Living Advisory Board (previously the Green Living Task Force)
Description/Accomplishment: Raising awareness of residential sustainability in the community.
Primary Department: City Manager
Time Frame: Created in 2009

Program or Project: Environmental Advisory Board
Description/Accomplishment: Provides advice to the Planning and Zoning Board and to the City Council on the environmental impact of proposed development, including public works, within the City's jurisdiction, and recommends ways in which adverse environmental impacts might be minimized.

Program or Project: Tree City USA Certification/ National Arbor Day Foundation Annual Arbor Day Proclamation
Description/Accomplishment: Arbor Day celebration with City officials and school children. City has been awarded Tree City USA Award for 35 years and Tree City USA Growth Award for 3 years.
Primary Department: Development Services and  Recreation Services
Time Frame: Initiated in 1981

Program or Project: Drainage & Stormwater
Description/Accomplishment: Community outreach initiatives for increasing awareness of stormwater pollution.
Primary Department: Municipal Services
Time Frame: Initiated in 1990s

Program or Project: Water Conservation & Public Outreach Program
Description/Accomplishment: Providing water and wastewater facility tours and information regarding conservation and sustainability. Annual Drop Savers Poster Contest for elementary school children, and mailed Consumer Confidence Report (CCR).
Primary Department: Utility Services
Time Frame: Initiated in 1990s

Program or Project: Turtle Friendly Lighting Exhibit
Description/Accomplishment: A 3 piece exhibit with onsite fixtures at Gumbo Limbo Nature Center.
Primary Department: Recreation Services
Time Frame: Initial exhibit installed in 2006. Onsite fixtures installed in 2011 and 2012

Program or Project: Environmental Education at Gumbo Limbo Nature Center
Description/Accomplishment: In addition to information regarding turtles and other ocean animals, education programs and exhibits include solar panels exhibit, long-line exhibit, seafood awareness card, SLAP Pole (Sea Level Awareness Project) and Marine Debris Timeline.
Primary Department: Recreation Services
Time Frame: Initiated in 2008

Program or Project: Lake Wyman Green Demonstration Project
Description/Accomplishment: Installed sustainable features at Lake Wyman Park including solar panels, rain barrels and windmill to generate electricity. New playground equipment, exercise equipment and jogging path manufactured from recycle materials were installed.
Primary Department: Recreation Services
Time Frame: Completed in 2011

Program or Project: Community Garden
Description/Accomplishment: Partnered with Junior League of Boca Raton to create a community garden on City property
Primary Department: City Manager
Time Frame: Initiated in 2009