Sunday, January 29, 2017

Learn About Lagoon-Friendly Lawns and Other Community Programs with KBB

 

   
Local non-profit Keep Brevard Beautiful has a whole host of community involvement programs designed to build partnerships and encourage citizen activism, surrounding topics like marine debris prevention, litter removal, and reduction of nutrient pollution in the Indian River Lagoon. Learn how your participation could help build a better, more beautiful Brevard County.  

Allison Arteaga, who manages community-based environmental programs for Keep Brevard Beautiful, will discuss these at the next Turtle Coast Sierra Club meeting on Thursday, February 23, 2017.  Raised in Brevard County, Allison has served the local community as a journalist, environmental educator, and grassroots organizer since graduating from the University of Florida in 2011. Her previous work includes affiliations with The Climate Reality Project, The National Network for Ocean and Climate Change Interpretation, the Brevard Zoo Oyster Restoration program, and Eastern Surf Magazine.  The meeting will take place at:  

Social Time starting at 6:30 pm. Program starts at 7 pm.  Hope you can attend.  

Monday, January 16, 2017

Outings 2017 -- More to come!


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.

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?

1. PLEASE DO NOT THROW MEDICATIONS AWAY!  
     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.

2. PLEASE DO NOT FLUSH MEDICATIONS!
     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.

DROP OFF LOCATIONS
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