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Free concert and learn to live green Friday

Free concert and learn to live green Friday

Lakeland, FL - On Friday, April 19th, there will be a Free Green Celebration in honor of Earth Day with a concert & showcase at the Lake Mirror Promenade from 6 - 9:30 p.m.

There will be live music from the Sofa Kings along with a variety of exhibits promoting green living initiatives.

Dispose household hazardous materials for free

Dispose household hazardous materials for free

Bartow, Florida -- It's sort of like an amnesty day for your household hazardous chemicals. Disposing of such materials properly can sometimes become expensive, but county officials don't want people resorting to dumping the items, because it can damage the environment.

So now, Polk County residents, including folks from Bartow, can safely dispose of household hazardous waste and electronic equipment for free during a collection event hosted by the county's Waste Resource Management Division.

New Preserve Trail opens at Bok Tower Gardens

New Preserve Trail opens at Bok Tower Gardens

Lake Wales, Florida -- Step into sweeping vistas of classic Florida as you stroll past beautiful Bok Tower on the gardens' new Preserve Trail.

The winding path officially opened this month and takes visitors through some of Florida's vital but disappearing terrain. 

Bok Tower Gardens shares more about the new trail and its efforts to restore this slice of the Sunshine State's heritage:

Polk hazardous and electronic waste collection event set for March 9

Polk hazardous and electronic waste collection event set for March 9

Bartow, Florida – How does one go about getting rid of an old television or computer? Or what about a video camera, and the dead batteries that go along with it?

If you're looking for a place to dump your electronic or hazardous waste for free, you'll want to take advantage of the upcoming collection event hosted by Polk County's Waste Resource Management Division and the City of Haines City.

Florida State Parks announces new, free mobile app

Florida State Parks announces new, free mobile app

Florida-- Trees, lakes, trails, wildlife- they're all things that come to mind when thinking about Florida's parks. Techonology, smartphones and applications, howeverm are probably the last things to come to mind- until now!

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection's Park Services department has announced the launch of their new, free mobile application, which will serve as an interactive guide for users on the go at any of Florida's 171 parks, trails and historic sites. 

Free household hazardous waste and electronics disposal

Free household hazardous waste and electronics disposal

Haines City, Florida -- Polk County residents can safely dispose of household hazardous waste and electronic equipment for FREE during a collection event hosted by Polk County's Waste Resource Management Division and the City of Haines City.

The collection will take place 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. on March 9 at the Public Works Utility Complex, 300 N. 5th Street in Haines City.

Polk County Officials issue burn ban

Polk County Officials issue burn ban

Polk County, Florida-- Due to the extended drought, Polk County Fire Rescue officials have issued a burn ban.

“We have held off as long as we possibly can on issuing this burn ban,” said Polk County Fire Rescue Chief David Cash Thursday. “Conditions are favorable for the rapid development and spread of brush fires and we need to take every step necessary to ensure the safety of Polk’s residents and their property.”