For Immediate Release:
October 19, 2012

Media Contact:
Gigi Bolt


Commissioner Bovo invites residents to participate in Adopt -A-Tree Program


(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- 
Commissioner Bovo is encouraging homeowners in Miami-Dade County to take advantage of the opportunity to receive up to two free trees through the Adopt-a-Tree program.  The final tree give-away event of the 2012 season will take place at the at the Miami Dade College/North Campus 11380 NW 27th Avenue. Constituents eligible to adopt FREE trees will be able to choose from a variety of tree species such as Mango, Paradise Tree, Orange Geiger, Longan, Dahoon Holly, and Mulberry.  Approximately 3,000 FREE trees will be available for adoption at this event, and experts will also be onsite to show participants how to properly plant and care for their new trees.  Trees will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis - while supplies last.

In addition, the Miami-Dade Water & Sewer Department and the Miami-Dade County Office of Sustainability will be providing compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) and high efficiency showerheads to the residents who bring to the event their old showerheads and/or their most heavily used regular light bulbs (while supplies last).  Residents will also have the opportunity to recycle at this event their old electronics such as cell phones, faxes, computers, keyboards, printers, calculators, TV's, DVD players and VCR's.  All they need to do is bring these items to the event for recycling courtesy of Electronic Recycling Center (ERC).

Who: Miami-Dade County Division of Environmental Resources Management

What:Adopt-a-Tree program- Final Tree Giveway

When: October 21, 2012, 9:00 a.m.- 11:00 a.m.

Where:Miami Dade College/North Campus 11380 NW 27th Avenue


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