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April 11, 2024

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News & Events
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The Tradition Continues, Citizens Criminal Justice Academy Graduates 38

Criminal Justice Commission

Citizen’s Criminal Justice Academy, “mini,” concluded its four-week class on March 27, with a graduation ceremony and discussion led by Sheriff Ric Bradshaw, Riviera Beach Chief Michael Coleman, and Deputy Chief Kevin Coppin.

BCC Briefs for April 9

Board of County Commissioners

At the April 9 ​Board of County Commissioners meeting, the board took the following action on the regular agenda.

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PBC Breaks Ground on Green Cay Phase II

Water Utilities

​PBC Water Utilities Department hosted a ceremonial including groundbreaking for Green Cay Phase II, a park, education center and an advanced water purification facility.

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Free/Reduced Cost Swim Lesson Program Available for Qualified Resident Children

Fire Rescue

The Drowning Prevention Coalition of PBC offers free or reduced-cost swim lessons to qualified children aged 2 to 12.

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Applications Open for Youth Services Department Youth & Family Counseling Mental Health Family Day Camp

Youth Services

The PBC Youth Services Department's Youth and Family Counseling Program is accepting parent applications for its Mental Health Family Day Camp until April 12.

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Engineering & Public Works

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Florida Mango Road Closed Between Waterside Drive & Garden Road

North and southbound traffic on Florida Mango Road is closed between 10th Avenue North and Forest Hill Boulevard.

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Lanes Closed on Woolbright Road Just West of I-95

The eastbound right lane on Woolbright Road approximately 300 feet east of S.W. 8th Street/Corporate Drive is closed.

Public Safety

Community Rating System & Local Mitigation Strategy 2023 Progress Report

On Monday, March 11, the PBC Public Safety Department's Emergency Management Division Community Rating System and Local Mitigation Strategy programs released the annual progress report for CRS Activity 510 – Floodplain Management Planning.

Community Rating System User Group to Hold General Meeting

On Thursday, A​pril 18, at 2 p.m., the PBC Community Rating System User Group will hold a general public and private sector membership meeting.

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PBC Recognizes April as Second Chance Month

PBC recognizes April as Second Chance Month to raise awareness about reentry services offered to people returning from incarceration by creating opportunities for successful transitions to the community.

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Help PBC Animal Care & Control’s Longest Resident Professor Plum

Who stole the kennel staff's hearts? It was Professor Plum at the PBC Department of Public Safety Animal Care and Control Division shelter with his winning attitude.

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It’s Kitten Season

Most cats have kittens in the warmer months (spring and summer), so this time of year is known as Kitten Season by shelters, veterinarians and pet owners.

Parks & Recreation

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Celebrate Westgate at Westgate Park & Recreation Center

Westgate Park and Recreation Center

Saturday, April 13, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Free with registration

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Celebrate Earth Day at Okeeheelee Nature Center

Okeeheelee Nature Center Okeeheelee Park

Saturday, April 20, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.


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Celebrate Earth Day at Daggerwing Nature Center

Burt Aaronson South County Regional Park

Saturday, April 27, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.


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April at Riverbend Park


Fridays, 8 a.m.

All ages, FREE (Reservations required)

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Make Daggerwing a Destination in April


Tuesday, April 2, 10:30 a.m.

Ages 2-5 (w/guardian), $4/child (Reservations required)

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What’s Happening at Green Cay


Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 2:15 p.m.

Families/all ages, FREE (No reservations required)

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Enjoy a Day at Okeeheelee Nature Center


Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 3:30 p.m.

Families/all ages, FREE (No reservations required)

Cooperative Extension

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Mounts Invites Nature Curious Youngsters 7 to 11 to Garden Explorers Summer Camp

Garden Explorers Summer Camp offers science-based fun and nature experiences, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., July 15-19 and July 22-26.

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Spring Into Mounts April Events

Friends of the Mounts Botanical Garden is hosting various informative workshops classes, healthy activities and fun events throughout April, including the always popular Plant-A-Palooza Spring Plant Sale.

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