Village Environmental News

Earth Week Celebration 2015

Earth Week is brimming with activities for Villagers of all ages. The 2015 celebration includes Movie Night, Tree Give-Away, poster contest, lady bug releases, and a Bike-B-Que event. (See 2014 Facebook photos.)


Education Seminars at Thalatta

Parks & Rec launched its educational series March 12 at Thalatta Estate focusing on our community and the environment with a discussion on "The Coastal Palmetto Bay/Cutler Bay Habitat Restoration Project."


$100k in Taxpayer Savings

Since Mayor Flinn introduced paperless production of e-Currents in 2008, the Village has saved $100,000 in taxpayer dollars by eliminating the cost -- and environmental impact -- of print newsletters.


YGrene Offers PACE Financing

Commercial property owners in Palmetto Bay are obtaining financing to make big improvements in their properties that lower utility bills, reduce repair costs, and increase property value. Read more.


Everything "Green" in Village Video

Check out this Earth Week video to see how Palmetto Bay recognizes Earth Day in a big way, with a full week of events each year -- leaving our Villagers "greening" from cheek to cheek.

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 free, monthly Mangrove Kayak Adventure program at Thalatta Estate is making such a big splash in 2015, it is "sold out" most months in advance. Please contact Parks Admin for info -- and see photos.