9/11 Memorial and Day of Service. Photo rendering of the finished planted bioswale
firefighters lifting flag at ground zero

September 11th Memorial

From 8:30 to 9:20, the City of Hallandale Beach Fire Department will lead a September 11th Memorial Service outside the Main Fire Station at 111 Foster Road. The Memorial will include honor guard presentation of colors, ringing of the bells, firefighters prayer, and a moment of silence for the fallen first responders. 

stormwater runs off surfaces and gets filtered through the soil and plant roots of the bioswale

Planting Event & Day of Service

September 11th is Patriots Day and a National Day of Service and Remembrance. On this day, volunteers will plant the City's first bioswale and create habitat. A bioswale (pictured above and to the right) is a type of green infrastructure which recharges groundwater and removes pollutants through the power of plants. After the memorial, volunteers will be led through a planting demonstration and then will plant nearly 100 trees, shrubs, and native grasses. Our bioswale is modeled after the rockland hammock ecosystem which used to be a part of the City. By embracing green infrastructure and creating habitat, this project will help the City become better stewards of the environment. 

To sign up to volunteer for the Day of Service, please email ajoneswood@cohb.org or call (954) 457-1617. Volunteers must be pre-registered to ensure that refreshments and lunch are available for all working that day.

This project is made possible by grant funding from the Arbor Day Foundation and TD Bank. Our bioswale was designed in partnership with the Florida Atlantic University's College of Architecture. 
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