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Orange County Hosts Multiple Events During National Recovery Month

September is National Recovery Month, a national observance that promotes and supports new evidence-based treatment and recovery practices, the emergence of a strong and...

Orange County-funded Summer Internship Program Provides High School Students with Life-Changing Opportunities

When 20-year-old Brian Salamanca graduated from Wekiva High School two years ago, he was unsure about what to do next. But thanks to encouragement...

How Does Your Garden Grow? A Makeover using Native Plants and Florida-Friendly Landscaping

The downtown demo garden at the Orange County Administration building is a popular place, with more than 500,000 visitors each year. Recently it got...

Orange County Convention Center Supports Great Oaks Village Foster Home With Donations

The Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) continues to demonstrate its dedication to the local community during these unprecedented times by giving back and supporting...

You Grow, Girl: Volunteers Help Orange County Homeowners Create Florida-Friendly Landscapes

When Orlando resident Phyllis Stopford, 79, decided to sign up for the UF/IFAS Extension Orange County Master Gardener Volunteer Program thirteen years ago, it...

Transportation Planning Division and Public Works Nationally Recognized for Innovative Pedestrian Safety Measures

Making Florida’s communities livable requires planning and implementation for pedestrian safety and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance. This can be challenging, especially...

Orange County Helps Transform Central Florida into a National Leader in Electric Transportation

Just over a decade ago, a government/private sector coalition called Get Ready Central Florida went from being newcomers in the field of electric transportation...

Backyard Chicken Keeping Permits: What Orange County Residents Need to Know

On August 10, 2021 the Board of County Commissioners passed a Residential Backyard Chicken Keeping Ordinance to make a permit available to residents who...

Yard Care Tips for Your Landscape that Keep Waterways Healthy

Your yard and local lakes, rivers and springs are more connected than you think, even if miles apart. Summer is Florida’s rainy season. When...