Monday, January 16, 2017

Outings 2017 -- More to come!

Jan. 28th, 9:45 am---Hike the Enchanted Forest

This will be a guided hike by an expert on the flora and fauna of the Enchanted Forest. Bring snacks and water for social time on the porch afterward. Call 321-432-4346 to reserve your spot.

Feb. 25th, 9 am--- Kayak from the Wabasso Causeway

We will launch from the south side of the causeway at Wabasso Park, kayak around Wabasso Island and travel south on the Indian River Lagoon, exploring the many islands on the waterway for wildlife and interesting landmarks. Departs at 9 AM. Please bring life jacket (must be worn), sunscreen, snack, water and a kayak/canoe. We'll be on the water approximately 3-4 hours. Call 321-266-2786 to reserve your spot.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

January 26 Turtle Coast Sierra Club Meeting

Have We Saved Bull Creek?

           Turtle Coast Sierra Club’s January meeting will feature representatives of Friends of Bull Creek speaking on “Have We Saved Bull Creek?”  In a stunning reversal of course, the St. Johns River Water Management District recently announced they have ceased negotiations on a deal that would trade away part of our valuable public conservation and recreation land at Bull Creek to a neighboring rancher.  The District has also cancelled a scheduled public meeting about the proposed land swap.  Although spared for the time being, the conservation community must continue to be vigilant.  As a representative of the Florida Wildlife Federation observed, “We treat these issues like a cat with nine lives.”

            The Turtle Coast Sierra Club meeting is on January 26, at the Unitarian Universalist Center, 3115 Friendship Place off US1, north of Suntree Blvd., in Rockledge.  The meeting starts at 7:00 PM with a social period starting at 6:30.  Snacks are served.

Monday, January 2, 2017

How to Get Rid of Expired--and Other Unneeded-Medicines in Brevard

At the beginning of a new year, it becomes clear which drugs expired some time last year.  That makes this an appropriate time to post how to get rid of expired--or otherwise unwanted--medicines. This information is correct to the best of our knowledge and may change at the discretion of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office and Police Departments listed.

So how do I dispose of unwanted or expired medications?

     Medications can end up in the hands of children, animals or drug users. Drugs that make it into the landfill can contaminate the soil and groundwater.

     Disposing of medications in the sink or toilet can be very harmful to the environment!

3. DO Drop off your unwanted and expired medication at local law enforcement agencies to be properly destroyed. They accept all prescription, non-prescription, over-the-counter (pills, liquids, ointments or lotions) including pet medications.  Please make sure that the medication is properly sealed and does not leak.

4.  They CANNOT accept syringes, asthma inhalers, drugs in aerosol canisters or chemotherapy drugs in either IV liquid or oral form.  Contact your pharmacist to dispose of these medications.

Open Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. during normal business hours (Please call ahead to ensure a deputy or other responsible person is available)

BCSO North Precinct (321) 264-5208 2290 Columbia Boulevard, Titusville

BCSO South Precinct (321) 253-6658 1515 Sarno Road, Building B, Melbourne

BCSO East Precinct (321) 454-6652 2575 North Courtenay Parkway, Merritt Island

BCSO West Precinct (321) 633-2123 2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Bldg. E, Melbourne

BCSO Canaveral Precinct (321) 868-1113 111 Polk Avenue, Cape Canaveral

Cocoa Police Department (321) 639-7620 1226 King Street, Cocoa

Indian Harbour Bch. Police Dept. (321) 773-3030 40 Cheyenne Court, Indian Harbour Beach

Melbourne Police Department (321) 608-6731 650 North Apollo Boulevard, Melbourne

Titusville Police Department (321) 264-7800 1100 John Glenn Boulevard, Titusville