May 3, 2023 2:59 PM
Sargassum Seaweed Management
Over the next few months, you may notice brown seaweed, called sargassum, floating in the ocean and washing up on the shoreline in large amounts. The City is working to mitigate the impact of sargassum on our residents and visitors by conducting daily beach cleanings to remove the seaweed.
To better understand the effects and mitigate the impact of sargassum, the City is also part of Broward County’s and South Florida’s regional coordination team on sargassum information and best practice exchange.
While sargassum isn’t harmful to our health, marine life often seeks refuge in the seaweed. If you need to walk through it, wear shoes and be alert of small animals, including birds, crabs, and turtles.
You can do your part to keep our beach safe and clean by:
- Staying clear of beach cleaning equipment
- Avoiding touching the sargassum or throwing it in trash receptacles
- Supervising children, especially in the water
To learn more about sargassum and how the City is addressing its impact, please visit http://www.cohb.org/Sargassum
For questions, please contact the Parks, Recreation, and Open Spaces Department at (954) 457-1452.