St. Pete Extra! June 2022
IT'S THE MOST [LOCAL-WATER-QUALITY-CONSCIOUS] TIME OF THE YEAR
That's right, the fertilizer ban is back. The rainy summer weather can cause nutrients from fertilizer to reach bodies of water and lead to environmental issues like algae blooms, fish kills and water quality problems (that's bad). To help prevent these environmental mishaps, the yearly fertilizer ban is in effect for the summer. Refrain from using fertilizer June 1 - September 30.
Find more eco-friendly tips at stpete.org/fertilizer
BE PREPARED BEFORE THE STORM
Hurricane season is here! Make sure your household has an evacuation plan and is signed up for Alert St. Pete for real-time messages. Stay safe out there, St. Pete!
Need help making sure you're prepared? There are two upcoming events to assist:
St. Petersburg Fire & Rescue's Hurricane Expo
June 1, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Willis S. Johns Rec Center
6635 Dr. MLK Jr. St. N.
In efforts to help the community prepare for the upcoming 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season, St. Petersburg Fire Rescue will host a Hurricane Preparedness Expo on June 1st. Attendees will receive free hurricane preparedness supplies and resources donated by various community organizations.
City-Wide Hurricane Preparedness Webinar
June 7, 6:30 p.m.
Join St. Petersburg City Council in helping prepare St. Pete for the upcoming storm season during an informative webinar!
2022 Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday
Now through June 10, get your disaster preparedness supplies tax-free! Click here for a full list of covered supplies.
Learn more at StPetePrepares.com
JOIN THE COHORT OF CHAMPIONS
Our Cohort of Champions initiative helps St. Pete's minority youth ages 12-24 get summer jobs and offers workforce development training, community service projects, and wrap around assistance.
Summer Academy will be starting shortly - apply before 6/9.
Interested? Apply today to become a Champion: stpete.org/MBSK
They say you should wait 30 minutes after eating before swimming. We say you should check the Recreational Water Quality Map before hitting the water. St. Pete's recreational water sites are monitored frequently, some sites weekly, with the goal of maintaining safe water for the health of the local environment and the people who enjoy it.
Find the latest data at stpete.org/RecWaterQuality
MAKE YOUR SUMMER AN OCEAN OF POSSIBILITIES!
Library summer programming is here through July 30!
The St. Petersburg Library System offers free programming, take-home activities, reading challenges, prizes and more for toddlers through teenagers, with programming for adults too. This year’s theme, Oceans of Possibilities, celebrates oceanography.
Find the Summer Learning Guide at splibraries.org
The City of St. Petersburg is hiring full-time, part-time and seasonal employees in many different fields and roles. Join the team to co-create a city that shines with us!
Learn about our benefits, find open positions and apply at stpete.org/jobs
MAKE YOUR HOUSE A HOME
St. Petersburg's Housing Plan offers many solutions for housing affordability in St. Pete. Find one that might work for you, like the Housing Rehabilitation Assistance Program, which provides funding for residents needing repairs to their homes for code compliance, safety or accessibility. Eligibility requirements apply.
Learn more at stpete.org/HomeRepair
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: SUNRUNNER BUS-AND-TURN LANE
You may notice red pavement popping up along our 1st Aves. These lanes have special requirements - avoid getting fined by following these tips:
- don't drive, park, load or unload vehicles in the lane
- vehicles are only allowed in lanes to make a turn
- only PSTA busses and emergency vehicles can drive in the red lanes
More info at PSTA.net/SunRunner
St. PETE IS REDISTRICTING
The goal: balance the population of City Council districts as evenly as possible while adhering to requirements for equitable representation established by the U.S. constitution and the Florida constitution.
We want YOU to get involved. Learn more: stpete.org/redistricting
SLAY YOUR LANDSCAPING
Make your neighbors jealous by having the best yard on the block. Learn about water-saving rain barrels, drought-tolerant plants, landscape troubleshooting, sprinkler smarts and more at free virtual workshops.
Details at stpete.org/waterworkshops