The public is invited to get a behind-the-scenes look into the work that goes into keeping St. Pete flowing at the City's water treatment facilities. Attendees can expect to learn about drinking water sourcing and processing at the Cosme Water Treatment Plant in Odessa and how wastewater becomes reclaimed water at one of the three reclaimed water treatment facilities in St. Petersburg.
Plant operators and City staff will lead tours to show the flow of water from beginning to end and answer questions. Tours will begin hourly at 9 a.m. with the last tour starting at 11 a.m.
Saturday, May 7 at 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Southwest Water Reclamation Facility
3800 54th Ave. S.
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Saturday, May 14 at 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Cosme Water Treatment Plant
16015 Race Track Rd.
Odessa, FL 33556
Saturday, May 21 at 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Northeast Water Reclamation Facility
1160 62nd Ave. NE.
St. Petersburg, FL 33702
Saturday, May 28 at 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Northwest Water Reclamation Facility
7500 26th Ave. N
St. Petersburg, FL 33710
The majority of the tour is outdoors and is a walking tour. Attendees should plan to be in the sun and wear comfortable, closed-toe shoes. Facilities are not ADA accessible by default, however reasonable accommodations can be made by calling the Water Resources Department at 727-893-7261. A driver’s license or state photo ID is required for entry and children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Details and additional open house dates can be found at stpete.org/WaterOpenHouse
Celebrating our planet Earth happens every day of the year but you likely know that Earth Month is April. Every year on April 22nd, Earth Day marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. You can look up online sites to get suggestions and ideas for what YOU can do in observance of Earth Day. Here’s a few to consider...
1. Earth Day: The Official Site | https://www.EARTHDAY.ORG
Visit the official Earth Day site to learn about the world's largest environmental movement and what you can do to make every day Earth Day.
2. 15 Earth Day Tips to Support the Environment & Stop Climate Change
Avoid Plastic Disposables. Plastics are the worst. ...
Volunteer to Clean Up. ...
Plant Trees. ...
Eat Local. ...
Recycle What You Can. ...
Don't Drive Alone. ...
Take Shorter Showers. ...
9. Unplug your devices
Donate your money to a “green” cause
Donate your time
Donate your belongings
Join Earth Day’s Network campaigns
Share your Earth Day tips
Don’t stop after Earth Day
To read more about these 15 suggestions, go to https://www.goodwall.io/blog/earth-day-tips/
3. Here’s a wonderful St. Petersburg event that is very popular year-after-year...
Category: General Earth Day Event
4/23/2022 & 4/24/2022
Length: 4/23 - 4/24 (9am-4pm both days)
7891 26TH AVE. N ST. PETERSBURG, FL 33710
WALTER FULLER PARK 7891 26TH AVE. N ST. PETERSBURG, FL 33710
URL to participate: http://www.stpeteparksrec.org/greenthumb/
Public or private: Public
This event is organized by a government
About: St. Petersburg's annual Green Thumb Festival, brings together plant and flower lovers, as well as, individuals and families looking for a fun weekend activity. With more than 120 garden, plant and flower vendors and exhibitors, the annual event brings the community together for a weekend of fun. This two-day event will provide more than 200 educational and environmental exhibits, vendors and workshops. The festival continues to be free of charge. Find more information here: http://www.stpeteparksrec.org/greenthumb/
If each of us selects just ONE THING we can actively do to be more mindful of resources to help our environment, that’s one small step. But if each of us does just ONE THING, we’ll have made a HUGE, POSITIVE DIFFERENCE.
Let’s All Make a Positive Difference!
The information below contain links to help our local small businesses in this time of need.
The Fighting Chance Fund applications are live! Interested applicants/donors please see www.stpete.org/assistance/fighting_chance_fund.php
Or see social media links below:
You can also view the infographic video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0sByvZnhJDA
City of St. Petersburg Announces Fighting Chance Fund
Today, the City of St. Petersburg announced the creation of the Fighting Chance Fund. This emergency grant will be available to St. Pete residents who own and independently operate small businesses which have been negatively impacted by COVID-19 orders.
The fund is expected to provide critical support to about 1,000 restaurant, bar, retail, and service-based businesses and their more than 3,000 eligible employees. The City's goal is to help offset the significant, temporary loss of revenue during this global pandemic.
Program information is now live on the City of St. Petersburg's website. Applications will be available April 9. Technical support is available through The Greenhouse team until April 8.
For more information regarding the program and applicant eligibility, visit: