Green News Archive

Please be sure to check dates on the following archival items as they are for reference only -- not current announcements:

Environmental Education at Thalatta

The 2015 Educational Workshop Series was a great success at Thalatta, presented by The Institute for Regional Conservationism. Program focused on our community and the environment. Thanks for joining us.

 Sept 18 Eco-Film Premiere

Join us Sept. 18, 7:45 pm, at Thalatta Estate for a premiere showing of a Richard Kern's film, “Ghost of the Western Glades,” with a Q-and-A to follow. RSVP for this outdoor film by Sept. 14. See film preview.

Earth Week Celebration 2015

Earth Day is so big in Palmetto Bay it takes a full week to celebrate. Villagers of all ages participated in a wide range of entirely green activities, all free to the public, April 19-26. See more.

Village Celebrates Arbor Day Jan. 16

Village hosted a celebration at Palmetto Bay Park Jan. 16, during which Boy Scout Troop 20 honored Florida State's recognition of Arbor Day by planting a live oak tree. See our Facebook photo album.

Resident Survey on Thalatta Programs

We recently asked residents to share input on events at Thalatta Estate and future programming, too. Stay tuned for results of the recent survey.

FPL Relocating Royal Palms

FPL is relocating 25 mature trees in Palmetto Bay that were planted years ago by Miami-Dade County under power lines. Removal and relocation work starts Jan. 16 along the east side of Franjo Road.

Mangrove Kayak Adventure Program

The monthly Mangrove Kayak Adventure program at Thalatta Estate has concluded but will be back in 2015 due to resounding popularity. Contact Parks Admin for further info -- and see photos.

Garden Club Honors Homeowner

The board of the Palmetto Bay Garden Club formally presented the Garden of the Year Award to Dr. Lloyd Wruble at their May 27 meeting. Read more, and get news coverage in the Palmetto Bay News.

Program Lures 65 Kids to Fishing Event

"Get a Kid Fishing" was the big fish tale of the season as 65 kids and family members gathered at Thalatta Estate July 11 for a full day of fishing and boating-skills training. See photo gallery.

Stormwater Management Made Easy

Click here for Palmetto Bay's extensive resource section of the Village website on how to protect our stormwater system and the environment. There's also a Kids Corner and a handy FAQ section.

4th Place Finish in 2014 Wyland Competition

Thanks for participating in the 2014 Mayor's Challenge, Wyland Foundation's water-reduction campaign. Mayor Stanczyk reports preliminary results show Palmetto Bay placed 4th, nationally. Read more.

Responsible Gardening Workshops - 2014

Register for a Responsible Gardening workshop at Thalatta Estate. Next and final class in the 2014 series is Oct. 10. See photos -- and news on the presenter.

Municipal Complex Ranks #1

Palmetto Bay's Village Hall Complex is featured by the U.S. Green Building Council as Platinum-LEED Certified facility. Read more -- and join us for an overview of this magnificent facility by viewing this Video Showcase feature.

3rd Place Finish in 2013 Wyland Competition

Ranks Palmetto Bay took 3rd place in the 2013 Wyland Foundation national water reduction competition. Mayor Stanczyk thanks residents for reaffirming our commitment to reducing the Village's "water footprint.” Read more.

Earth Week Offers a World of Green Activities

Palmetto Bay celebrates Earth Day with an entire week of events for Villagers of all ages. The 2014 celebration included Movie Night, Tree Give-Away, poster contest, and lady bug releases. Our bicycle event and Eco-Kayak Tour also were hugely successful. Read more.

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