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For Immediate Release:
September 12, 2012
Media Contact:
Luis Espinoza

305-992-8122

Miami-Dade County Adopt-a-Tree Season is now officially open


(MIAMI, September 12, 2012) – Be one of the first County residents this year to receive two FREE trees courtesy of Miami-Dade County’s Regulatory and Economic Resources Department.  The first of two tree give away events will take place at the J. C. Bermudez Park, 3100 NW 87th Avenue this Saturday, September 15th starting at 9:00 am.  Approximately 2,700 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.  The second event will take place at Miami Dade College North Campus on Sunday, October 21st.

Together with the Miami-Dade Water & Sewer Department, the 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).  Also at this event, Electronic Recycling Center (ERC) will be collecting old electronics, faxes, computers, keyboards printers, telephones, calculators, TV’s, VCR’s and other obsolete electronics for appropriate recycling.  Some old electronics can create environmental hazards if they are disposed of improperly.

For additional information about Adopt-a-Tree, go to www.miamidade.gov/development or call 305-372-6784.  For more information about the fluorescent light bulbs and high efficiency showerheads exchange program, please call 311.

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It is the policy of Miami-Dade County to comply with all the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act.  For sign language interpreters, assistive listening devices, materials in accessible format or other ADA accommodations, please call 305-372-6784.

Who:
Miami-Dade County Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources (RER) Environmental Resources Management.
What:
Free trees give away for the community through the Adopt-a-Tree program.
When:
September 15, 2012, 9:00 a.m.
Where:
J. C. Bermudez Park 3100 NW 87th Avenue, Doral.