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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 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

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

Wildlife

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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