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April St. Pete Extra: Deuces Food Forest grows, major Earth Week events

April St. Pete Extra: Deuces Food Forest grows, major Earth Week events

A nature trail during the day
Go birding at beautiful Boyd Hill Nature Preserve in St. Pete

Each month, the City of St. Petersburg has a newsletter called St. Pete Extra that shares updates on new programs, exciting upcoming events, important local news, and a wealth of insider secrets on the Sunshine City. Inside this monthly update, we always find great nuggets that we can use to make living in St. Pete better and more fun for ourselves, our neighbors, our families, and our friends.

With their permission, we are going to share some of each month’s highlights in this space, which are chock full of good info. For example, this month’s edition highlights the new St. Pete bike map and guide the city has created. Check out their website for the full list, and subscribe there to have it delivered to your inbox every month.

Happy Easter week

Join us for a week-long extravaganza dedicated to Mother Earth! All Earth Week, immerse yourself in a series of exciting events and activities that promote sustainable living and environmental consciousness.

Find the event schedule and learn more at

Details at

Solar power to the people

Whether you’re looking to improve your roof or add solar panels and hurricane shutters, SELF is here to assist with home improvements that can save you money on energy and insurance bills, increase comfort, and protect against extreme weather.

To learn more about these low-cost financing options visit

Cruise the Bay

The Cross Bay Ferry season is in full swing, so make sure you get out and take a ride! The Ferry brings visitors from St. Pete to Downtown Tampa and is a fun way to get across the Bay. Enjoy a beautiful trip on the water before the Cross Bay Ferry season ends in June.

For schedule and tickets, visit

Mulch madness

Did you know you can purchase mulch products for your yard from the City? And it gets better – these products can be delivered right to your door! A variety of mulch products can help grow your garden, landscape, and lawn to new levels.

Learn more and place your order at

Sandbags! Get your sandbags

DYK: Sandbags are available to St. Pete residents ALL YEAR LONG?! Don’t wait until a storm is coming – avoid the lines and stock up early. Tell a friend!

Year-round sandbags are available Mon – Fri (7 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.) at the Pavement and Traffic Operations Building – 1744 9th Ave. N.

More info at

Giveback made easy

The Utility Assistance Program allows you to make easy, automatic charitable donations through your utility bill. You can make a one-time contribution or commit to monthly donations for any amount. Collected funds are distributed through a network of social service agencies to help St. Pete families in need.

Learn more and sign up to donate at

See something, say something

Pothole in need of repair? Dead tree in the right-of-way? The St. Pete Service Center is here to help! Let us know through the SeeClickFix mobile app or online at, via email at, via text at 727-435-7349 (727-HELPFIX) or call 727-893-7111.

Important Note: Any DIY use of rodenticide should be considered only after all other pest control methods have been exhausted. Certain types of rodenticides, if applied incorrectly, can have negative results. Prevent causing harm to children, pets, and wildlife by following the manufacturer’s instructions or working with a pest control professional.

We think you’ll wheely love this

Explore St. Pete on two wheels – for work or for play. Check out the St. Pete Bike map for bikeable routes, road safety tips, and more. Find it at

Calling all business owners

Greenhouse is holding its first-ever Small Business Week. Join the week of events that will help local businesses start, grow, and thrive in St. Pete.

To learn and signup, visit

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