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C-11 Impoundment Project

C-11 Impoundment Project Info Sheet (PDF)

Environmental Concerns

To learn more about Environmental Concerns in the Weston area, and throughout South Florida, visit this page.

Lakes and Canals / Wetland Mitigation

The water bodies within Weston are an integral part of the City's water management system. The lakes and canals provide storage for storm water runoff from roadways and other non-pervious areas.  In the event of a major storm event, lakes and canals are lowered to accommodate the increased runoff, and over time, the water bodies will return to their normal levels as the excess water from the storm event is pumped to the Everglades or the Atlantic Ocean.  

The vegetation in the water bodies adjacent to the banks are known as "littoral shelves", which provide food and nesting habitats for birds, insects and fish indigenous to the area.  It also acts as a cleansing area for the water running off the banks.  The introduction of pollutants, including dog waste or other foreign matters into water bodies or the catch basins that flow to the water bodies is a violation of various laws and subject to prosecution.

Read more about Lakes and Canals / Wetland Mitigation


The City follows the Florida Friendly Landscaping practices with our plant selection and landscaping methods. We only fertilize turf and plants as needed, instead of the industry standard of four times a year. 

We do not fertilize plants in general, but rather only the plants needing it on a case by case basis. We follow integrated pest management practices and only treat for pests on a as needed basis. The insecticides we used are the safest we can find for our applicators and the public, mostly pyrethroids which are natural based insecticides of plant extracts. We generate our own mulch from tree pruning which is reused in the landscape eliminating trucking, dumping fees and regeneration from our own natural waste.

Tree Removal and Planting

The City of Weston has a strict code when it comes to tree removal and the planting of trees in order to preserve the tree canopy. 

Learn more at:  Landscaping-Residential or Commercial Property.


Weston’s natural environment and proximity to the Everglades attracts a variety of wildlife. 

For dead animals on the public roadways, contact Public Works at 954-385-2600, or within a gated community please contact your HOA or Property Manager.

Details on Wildlife in Weston

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  • Are the herbicides safe for the environment?
  • What are the chemicals you use?
  • What are the methods of spraying?
  • What causes fish kills?
  • What types herbicides do you use to control the aquatic plants, and how long does it take to see results?
  • Who applies the chemicals?
  • Why do some lakes have more vegetation than others?
  • Why do the city lakes have more growth during the summer months compared to the winter?
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