sent April 12, 2022 | 1:32 p.m
Hillsborough Development Services offers eco-friendly tips and lifestyle changes for greener living
With spring in full swing, Hillsborough County Development Services is providing helpful information for county residents to ensure properties not only comply with local regulations, but are also environmentally friendly!
tree planting and pruning
Spring is a great time to prune or plant trees to beautify homes in an eco-friendly way. Whether planting trees to satisfy the street tree or shade tree Ownership requirements, ensure trees are from county-approved lists. Development Services also has a guide too responsible pruning techniques. Are you still unsure how to take care of trees? A certified arborist is a great resource.
Due to their notoriety and importance to the local ecosystem Big oaks are subject to more extensive regulations. Do you suspect a tree is being felled illegally? Report the potential violation to the employees of Natural Resources.
Florida is called the Sunshine State for a reason! Many homeowners try to take advantage of the abundance of sunlight by installing solar panels. Solar panels are a great way to add green energy to a home. Installation of solar panels requires a to permit. A solar entrepreneur can apply for the HillsGovhub portal.
When remodeling or building a new home discounts be available if the products used help to save water. Tampa Bay water way can assist with additional information and applications. Not building or renovating a house? There are several ways to help residents save water and possibly save money.
Conservation of Wetlands
Hillsborough County is home to many unique biospheres, especially the amazing wetlands. All development activities in Hillsborough County are regulated to preserve the integrity of the vulnerable wetlands. Any project with the potential to affect a wetland area is also subject to review by the Environmental Protection Commission (EPC).
Everyone has a role in protecting these precious ecosystems. If you suspect a potential violation of wetland conservation areas, please report report it to the EPC.
Hillsborough County values the unique and vital ecosystems that make the county such a popular place to live and travel. Together, everyone can contribute to preserving the region’s valuable natural resources for future generations.