Media Alerts

Orange County Animal Services Suggests Including Pets in Preparedness Plan Amid COVID-19 Concerns

With the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus disease 2019 on the rise worldwide, it is important for Orange County residents to include their pets in preparedness plans.

Orange County Animal Services joins the Humane Society of the United States and The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement in suggesting community members create a preparedness plan that includes their pets in the event Orange County is impacted by the virus that causes COVID-19. In addition to preparations typically recommended for any natural disaster threat, individuals with pets should identify family members or friends to care for pets if someone in the household comes ill and is hospitalized.

Orange County Recycles Day 2019 Set for November 9, 2019

WHAT: Join in the festivities and learn how to Think 5 during Orange County Recycles Day 2019! Enjoy exhibits, children’s activities, refreshments (while supplies last), landfill tours, a truck display, and entertainment.

Website: www.ocfl.net/OCRecyclesDay

ADVISORY: Yard Waste Options Announced Ahead of Hurricane Dorian

Update: Both facilities will close noon, Sunday, September 1.

Orange County, Fla. – In anticipation of Hurricane Dorian, the Orange County Utilities Solid Waste Division has opened an additional collection site for yard waste, including tree trimmings.

Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings and District 4 Commissioner Maribel Gomez Cordero to Open Crosby Island Marsh Preserve

WHAT: Orange County Environmental Protection Division will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony to open the Crosby Island Marsh Preserve to the public.

Bordering one-side of beautiful Lake Mary Jane, the Crosby Island Marsh Preserve was purchased through Orange County’s Green PLACE Program. The parcel is 243 acres that includes pine flatwoods, freshwater marshes and oak hammocks. Acquisition of this parcel made it possible to contribute land to a 3,000+-acre wildlife corridor, which connects other conservation and park lands in East Orange County.

Statement from Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs Regarding Hurricane Maria

“As we continue to receive reports of damage in Puerto Rico, the sheer magnitude of Hurricane Maria’s impact on this beautiful island is becoming apparent. With communications still so very limited, we know that many Central Florida citizens and visitors are anxiously awaiting word from their loved ones. Orange County continues to pray for all of those impacted by #HurricaneMaria, and stands ready to assist our neighbors in any way that we can. Our thoughts and prayers are also with the many first responders and every day citizen heroes who are working right now to provide critical assistance to our beloved Puerto Rican brothers and sisters.”