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Exciting events coming at Brooker Creek Preserve

Exciting events coming at Brooker Creek Preserve

Tarpon Springs, Florida -- Beginning at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday July 11, July 18 and July 25, youngsters continue to be treated to the ever-popular Book-Time at Brooker. For 45-minutes, tots ages 3 to 5 have the opportunity to connect to the wonders of the natural world through stories and crafts, games or other hands-on activities.  

Continued conservation of reclaimed water needed

Continued conservation of reclaimed water needed

Pinellas County, Florida -- Because of the reduced availability of reclaimed water, Pinellas County reclaimed water will continue to be unavailable on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays while the system is shut-down for maintenance and storage level recovery. Customers are encouraged to continue limiting their reclaimed water use to help with this resource recovery initiative.

Take a guided photography tour of Brooker Creek Preserve

Take a guided photography tour of Brooker Creek Preserve

Tarpon Springs, Florida -- Brooker Creek Preserve might be the perfect spot to snap a lasting image of nature--if you know where to look.

This week, the Preserve is offering a free guided photography tour to help all photographers--no matter what their level--improve their skills.

The tour begins with a brief classroom session led by photographers/master naturalists Karl and Kathleen Nichter highlighting some of the tricks to capturing the natural beauty of Brooker Creek Preserve.

Organizations team up to prevent beach erosion

Organizations team up to prevent beach erosion

St. Petersburg, Florida -- The Florida Aquarium has teamed up with Pinellas County, the City of St. Pete Beach, the Sirata Beach Resort and Crappy Bills to prevent beach erosion by organizing a large-scale sea oat planting project on St. Pete Beach.

There will be over 150 volunteers from local organizations planting sea oats to help form and maintain sand dunes, critical to controlling beach erosion.

The event will take place on Saturday, June 29 at 8:00 a.m. People who want to participate should meet at Crabby Bills Restaurant at 5000 Gulf Blvd in St. Pete Beach. 

Break the mosquito cycle

Break the mosquito cycle

Pinellas County, Florida -- Mosquitoes are on the rise in Pinellas County due to the recent rains, and that was from only one tropical storm. 

As a result, Pinellas County Mosquito Control technicians are aggressively treating known breeding areas by ground and air. Technicians have noted that many of the areas they have inspected contain standing water- the ideal breeding condition for mosquitoes. 

Pinellas County Mosquito Control is asking all citizens to do their part in reducing the mosquito population by following these simple steps:

Reminder: Reclaimed water use in the city of Clearwater

Reminder: Reclaimed water use in the city of Clearwater

Clearwater, Florida --  The City of Clearwater reminds its utility customers that reclaimed water use is encouraged and is available every day.

There currently are no restrictions to the number of days that Clearwater residents can used reclaimed water. You may see other cities or counties asking their residents to limit their reclaimed water use due to supply and demand issues.

These limits do not apply to reclaimed water in Clearwater.

Volunteers needed for clean-up project in Highpoint Area

Volunteers needed for clean-up project in Highpoint Area

Pinellas County, Florida -- Pinellas County Sheriff's Deputies and Keep Pinellas Beautiful will assist in a clean-up project at a wooded area in the Highpoint area and they need some volunteers to help. 

The woods are frequently littered and various items of trash have been left behind. Monthly trash clean-ups involving residents from Safe Harbor have been initiated but a larger scale clean-up is needed.