Press Releases

Orange County Parks and Recreation Division Introduce Surveillance Cameras on Four Trails

WHAT: Orange County Parks and Recreation Division will install four new surveillance cameras on multi-use pedestrian trails this week. The West Orange Trail, Pine Hills Trail, Little Econ Greenway and Cady Way Trail each will have a camera placed in a strategic location with a goal of preventing after-hours activity.

The Parks Division worked with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office to determine suitable locations on the County’s trails, which close after sunset.

Orange County Animal Services Wait ‘Til 8 Program Saves over 160 Kittens

Orange County, Fla. – Orange County Animal Services launched their Wait ‘Til 8 program, where citizens are empowered and provided the tools to care for underage kittens in their home, until the kittens are old enough (eight weeks) to return for sterilization and adoption. More than 60 Orange County citizens have participated in the program with over 160 kitten lives saved.

“Many residents are unaware of the staggering volume of abandoned kittens the shelter receives throughout the summer months – sometimes dozens in a single day,” said Diane Summers, manager of Orange County Animal Services. “It’s a problem that we as a community can solve if we work together and this program will be key. Kindness for Cats, Inc. and shelter staff have united to launch Wait ‘Til 8 and provide motivated residents an easy way to save lives. It has proven successful in its pilot stage and I’m eager to see the continued impact now that it is fully unleashed.”

Orange County Neighborhood Services Division Hosts Annual Orange County Community Conference

Mayor Demings to Highlight Transportation Initiative

WHAT: More than 200 residents and community leaders – including Mayor Jerry L. Demings along with the Orange County Board of County Commissioners – will attend the 24th Annual Orange County Community Conference. Important information will be shared to benefit residents to help improve their neighborhoods and promote participation in local government.

Orange County Utilities Hosts Community Collection of Household Hazardous Waste and Electronic Waste in Apopka

Orange County Utilities invites Orange County residents to a Household Hazardous Waste and Electronic Waste* Community Collection Event on Saturday, October 12, 2019, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Apopka High School located at 555 Martin Street in Apopka. Participants will have the opportunity to properly dispose of hazardous and electronic waste – free of charge.

The following items will be accepted:

Orange County Facilities Management Recognized for Sustainability and Wins 2019 Achievement Award

Orange County, Fla. – Orange County Government’s Facilities Management has won a 2019 Facilities Maintenance Decisions Achievement Award in the area of Sustainability. Facilities Management Decisions magazine is the leading publication for facility maintenance and engineering managers, presents these awards annually in order to recognize the essential role maintenance and engineering departments play in the safe, sustainable and efficient operation of the nation’s institutional and commercial facilities.

“Orange County has a large number of facilities that need to be managed in order to maintain the highest level of professionalism, integrity and ethics, as well as achieve the highest standard of safety and sustainability,” said Richard F. Steiger, manager, Orange County Facilities Management. “We undertook the challenge to reduce each building’s environmental impact and alter the habits of its occupants to increase sustainability across the County, so we’re honored to have received this award.”

Environmental Protection Division to Host a Free “Don’t Pitch It, Fix It!” Community Repair Workshop

WHAT: In recognition of National Pollution Prevention (P2) Week, Orange County Environmental Protection Division (EPD) will host a free community repair workshop at the Blanchard Park YMCA Family Center on Saturday, September 21, 2019. Pollution Prevention Week is September 16 – 22.

Volunteer fixers will offer free minor repairs of household items such as electronics, bicycles, jewelry, eyeglasses, watches, clothing and more.