A total of 372 trees had to be removed from the convention center site as part of the construction of the new Port Everglades Terminal 4 Parking Garage. As part of the Convention Center’s LEED certification and on-going commitment to the environment, we were able to find new homes for a total of 208 trees in surrounding locations within Broward County:
· Bonnet House, Ft. Lauderdale: 10
· Plantation Heritage Park: 84
· T.Y. Park, Hollywood: 37
· Riverland Park, Ft. Lauderdale: 20
· Hagen Park, Wilton Manors: 19
· United Way, New Veterans Home, Ft. Lauderdale: 38
“This is such a great achievement for the Convention Center and Port Everglades. It is our duty and responsibility to make sure that with the progress of construction, we do what we can to preserve our trees and enhance our community’s environment.” Said Julia Johnson, Sustainability Manager
The City of Fort Lauderdale has declared a state of emergency due to a water main break near the Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport. The water supply to the city has been shut off for repair, affecting the Broward County Convention Center. It is estimated to take 24-hours to restore the water main line.
After welcoming over 6 million+ guests to the Center over the years, I often think about all the learning, growth and fun that has taken place in our building over the years.
As part of the Convention Center’s LEED certification and on-going commitment to the environment, we were able to find new homes for a total of 208 trees in surrounding locations within Broward County