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April 24, 2019
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FEATURE STORY
Parks & Recreation Celebrates New Marine Life Protections
The new regulations prohibit the collection and possession of tropical fish and aquarium species within Phil Foster Park and its surrounding waters. The celebration included an unveiling of recently installed signage indicating the changes.
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County Marks One Year Out from Census Day 2020
The census determines how much federal funding is allocated to state and local governments. Each person counted equates to about $1,450 in federal dollars.
Palm Beach County Library System Celebrates 50 Years
The Palm Beach County Library System will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a day of festivities beginning with a welcome ceremony at the Main Library on Saturday, April 27, at 10 am.
Palm Beach County Celebrates Second Chance Month
Second Chance Month recognizes the Second Chance Act, a law passed by Congress in 2008 and reauthorized in 2018. The Trump Administration proclaimed April as Second Chance Month, a time for all Americans to learn about reentry efforts, reflect on the cost of incarceration to our society, promote the reduction of recidivism, and improve the lives of people returning to the community.
Office of Equal Opportunity Announces 2019 Fair Housing Student Poster, Poem and Essay Winners
In celebration of April being Fair Housing Month, the Palm Beach County Office of Equal Opportunity, the Realtors® Association of the Palm Beaches & Greater Fort Lauderdale and the Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, Inc. announce the winners of their annual poster, poem and essay contest. This year's theme recognized the 51st anniversary of the Fair Housing Act of 1968 and was titled "Fair Housing: A Rainbow of Neighbors."
Powerful Messages Highlight SAAM Event
Sporting T-shirts with the phrase "We Believe," the Palm Beach County Public Safety Department's Division of Victim Services & Certified Rape Crisis Center kicked off Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) with its annual Field of Hope Survivor Speak Out event on April 2.
BCC Briefs
At the April 16, 2019, Board of County Commissioners meeting, the board took the following action.
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A4AFL Katie Gardner Memorial Golf Tournament
Arts4All Florida – Palm Beach County will host its 22nd annual Katie Gardner Memorial Golf Tournament on Friday, May 17, 2019, at the Old Marsh Golf Club in Palm Beach Gardens.
Legends on the Lawn: The Fabulons at Canyon Amphitheater
The Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation Department presents a free concert by The Fabulons at Canyon Amphitheater on Saturday, May 18, 7-9 p.m.
Memorial Day Observance at Veteran’s Park
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10556 will present its annual Memorial Day Program on Monday, May 27, at Veteran's Park, beginning at 9:30 a.m.
May is Okay at Daggerwing Nature Center
Daggerwing Nature Center is operated by the Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation Department and is located in Burt Aaronson South County Regional Park at 11435 Park Access Road, off Cain Boulevard between Glades Road and Yamato Road, west of Boca Raton. For more information on Daggerwing Nature Center and other county-operated nature centers, visit www.pbcnature.com. All programs are by reservation only, unless otherwise stated.  Please call (561) 629-8760 or visit the nature center to make program reservations.
Spend a Day at Green Cay in May
Green Cay Nature Center is operated by the Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation Department and is located at 12800 Hagen Ranch Road, west of Boynton Beach. For more information on Green Cay Nature Center and other county-operated nature centers, visit www.pbcnature.com . All programs are by reservation only, unless otherwise stated. Please call 561-966-7000 or visit the nature center to make program reservations.
What’s Happening in May at Okeeheelee Nature Center
Okeeheelee Nature Center is located in Okeeheelee Park at 7715 Forest Hill Boulevard, west of West Palm Beach. For more information on Okeeheelee Nature Center and other county-operated nature centers, visit our website. All programs are by reservation only, unless otherwise stated. Please call (561) 233-1400 or visit the nature center to make program reservations.
Riverbend Park May Program Guide
Riverbend Park is operated by the Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation Department and is located at 9060 Indiantown Road, Jupiter. For more information on Riverbend Park, visit www.pbcnature.com. All programs are by reservation only. Please call (561) 741-1359 to make program reservations. 
For Your Benefit
Workforce Housing Providing New Homes at Affordable Prices
Approximately 180 for-sale units are approved and in various stages of development with the potential of additional units coming online. Purchase prices range from $156,030 to $289,770, far below the median home price in Palm Beach County of $350,000.
Glades Technical Advisory Committee Public Meeting April 25 at Pahokee Marina
The meeting at the city of Pahokee, Pahokee Marina, 190 N. Lake Ave. will focus on providing Glades area seniors with vital information and advice on hurricane preparedness for the 2019 season.
Public Invited to Participate in San Castle Community Conversation on Youth
Members of the public are cordially invited to attend a free Palm Beach County Criminal Justice Commission "Community Conversation on Youth" in San Castle. It will take place on Tuesday, April 30, at Rolling Green Elementary School, 550 Miner Road, Boynton Beach, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. in the school cafeteria.
Fourth Glades Citizens Criminal Justice Academy to be Held in May
Members of the public are invited to attend the fourth annual Glades Citizens Criminal Justice Academy.  Sessions will be held on four consecutive Mondays, with the exception of Memorial Day, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on May 6, 13, 20 and June 3, 2019 at the Belle Glade Library/Civic Center located at 725 N.W. 4th St. Belle Glade, 33430.
Channel 20
Watch County Administrator Verdenia C. Baker and Mayor Mack Bernard officially kick off the 2020 Census campaign. Top local officials and county partners gathered at the main library on Summit Blvd. on April 1 to mark the one year out from Census Day 2020. They shared how important it is that all people living in Palm Beach County on April 1, 2020, be counted. Participating in the 2020 Census helps to ensure the maximum amount of federal dollars allocated to local and state government to be claimed and utilized in our local communities. The approximate amount per person that is granted by the federal government is $1,445. Participants can be counted online, by phone or via U.S. mail. 


Palm Beach Channel 20 Local Programs.
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Your channel for Palm Beach County programs and services - providing an open window to your county government with live coverage of government meetings and special events and a wide variety of locally-produced programming! A service of the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners, PBC TV is available on Comcast Cable on channel 20, AT&T U-verse on channel 99 and streamed 24/7 on the county's website, www.pbcgov.com, where you can also watch our latest local programs anytime on demand!
Green Scene
Sustainable Gardening Classes at PBC Cooperative Extension
Discover how to have a healthy, sustainable landscape and save money while reducing environmental impacts. Take one or more sustainable gardening classes or register for all seven and earn a signed certificate of completion. 
Animal Care and Control
Check Out Our Featured Adoptable Pets
Our adoption specialists will help match your lifestyle and needs with the dog or cat that suits you best. All animals are adopted to qualified applicants on a first-come-first-served basis.
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