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  • 2011 Large Water Reuse Project of the Year » Loxahatchee River District
    KIDS KORNER PUZZLES GAMES QUIZZES CALENDAR OF EVENTS PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT REPORT LIONFISH SIGHTINGS VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES LOXAHATCHEE RIVER MANAGEMENT COORDINATING COUNCIL SEPTIC SYSTEMS MAINTENANCE CONTACT US BUSCH WILDLIFE River Restoration RESEARCH REPORT LIONFISH SIGHTINGS WILDPINE LAB QUALIFICATIONS CERTIFICATIONS BIBLIOGRAPHY STUDIES REPORTS DATA WATER QUALITY RESULTS STOPLIGHT SUMMARIES VOLUNTEER WATER QUALITY PROGRAM RIVER MANAGEMENT RESTORATION LINKS MANAGEMENT AGENCIES FEDERAL STATE REGIONAL COUNTY MUNICIPAL SPECIAL DISTRICTS ADVISORY ENVIRONMENTAL CENTERS EDUCATION PROGRAMS NON PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS RECREATION Customer Service RESIDENTIAL NON RESIDENTIAL EMERGENCY CONDITIONS CONTACT US 2011 Large Water Reuse Project of the Year The WaterReuse Association recently named the Loxahatchee River District the 2011 Large Water Reuse Project of the Year at its annual conference in Arizona This prestigious designation recognizes the LRD s water recycling program for innovation efficiency and excellence Each day the LRD Wastewater Reclamation Facility recycles approximately 95 of the 7 million gallons of wastewater we receive Meeting landscape irrigaiton needs with recycled water preserves untapped freshwater for the Loxahatchee River and lowers our cumulative carbon footprint top of page Photo Gallery Latest photos added The River Center s Jr Angler Tournament More Photo Galleries What s New Night on the Loxahatchee Shipwrecked in Paradise Night on the Loxahatchee the annual benefit for the River Center will be held on Saturday April 2nd 2016 from 7 00 PM 9 30 PM This year s theme is Shipwrecked in Paradise The proceeds raised from this event will help fund the outstanding environmental education programming the River Center offers to all ages throughout the year Traditional hallmarks of this event include raffles door prizes and a silent auction with fabulous prizes from local businesses and are enhanced by the incorporation of fascinating expert speakers engaging storytellers and other unique entertainment Tickets to Night on the Loxahatchee are 60 per person with 10

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  • Loxahatchee River District Awarded Top Honors » Loxahatchee River District
    of water recycling efforts to meet present and future demands on our finite freshwater supplies The David York award was presented to the Governing Board of the Loxahatchee River District at their May 19 meeting Representative Pat Rooney attended the meeting to congratulate the LRD on being designated the best in the State I applaud the Loxahatchee River District for receiving the Florida Water Environment Association s 2011 David W York Water Reuse Awards for their reuse program said Representative Rooney The David W York Water Reuse Awards was established to recognize outstanding water reuse projects including environmental quality management water reuse system and public education information The Loxahatchee River District has been a leader in water conservation with its highly respected wastewater recycling program which serves residential communities public parks and recreational facilities with nearly seven million gallons a day Water conservation is of increasing importance especially in growing communities like Jupiter and this award is indicative of the Loxahatchee River District s leadership in resource protection for the citizen s of our region In 1992 the Florida Water Environment Association FWEA established the David W York Water Reuse Awards to recognize outstanding water reuse projects in Florida Projects are evaluated by members of FWEA s Water Reuse Committee based on environmental quality management water reuse system and public education and information outreach A national reuse leader Florida recycles 250 billion gallons of reclaimed water each year statewide Water reuse or water recycling is the beneficial use of wastewater which has been highly treated and disinfected for landscape and golf course irrigation Among the many benefits of water reuse is that it reduces unnecessary demand for potable water which is expensive to produce and allows untapped sources of fresh water to be conserved for future needs and or the natural environment Each day the Loxahatchee River District delivers nearly seven million gallons of recycled water i e IQ water to its customers including local golf courses residential communities such as Abacoa public parks and even Roger Dean Stadium In fact during dry conditions the LRD treats and recycles more than 95 of the wastewater it receives from the community Recycled Water allows our customers to meet their landscape irrigation needs even in times of drought while preserving untapped water for the natural environment Preserving our freshwater supplies is one of the biggest steps toward maintaining healthy and functional natural resources The Loxahatchee River District s water recycling efforts play a significant role in preserving freshwater resources for the nationally designated wild and scenic Loxahatchee River Recycled Water provides an alternative source of water for landscape irrigation which reduces the amount of water taken from natural resources This untapped water provides essential habitat for aquatic species birds plants and wildlife as well as unique recreational opportunities for our community to enjoy Along with the York award this is a special year for the Loxahatchee River District as it celebrates its 40 anniversary For four decades the LRD has worked to

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  • Girl Scouts Present River Center with Community Award » Loxahatchee River District
    program The nationwide Community Award is presented to organizations supporting the Girl Scout program Criteria for selection includes contributions of service in forms of training facilities financial support civic clubs outstanding media people and those who support the Girl Scouts over an extended period of time The River Center was nominated by Laura Kerr Girl Scout Volunteer SWE member and Friends of the Loxahatchee River member Laura has been instrumental in gathering the funding for the highly successful Eco Action Girl Scout Program developed at the River Center To date this program has enabled nearly 250 Girl Scouts to receive an Eco Action Badge or Interest Patch and features a career fair connecting girls with professional women in the environmental industry On April 9th 2011 70 Brownies and Juniors attended an Eco Action workshop sponsored by the ERM Foundation The ERM Foundation North America provides financial and human resource support to community environmental efforts around the world The next River Center event in this award winning eco awareness series is October 15th 2011 and specifically targets Cadette and Senior Girl Scouts The River Center also provides education programs for individual troops to help them earn badges and patches Brownie Troop 21041 recently completed a Wow Wonders of Water program that included a session at the River Center Attached is a booklet that they created to describe the different issues with water resources in south Florida The River Center located at Burt Reynolds Park in Jupiter offers a variety of environmental education programs and exhibits about the Loxahatchee River There are live aquatic and multi media exhibits including a touch tank teeming with sea life For more information about the Loxahatchee River District and the River Center please visit www loxahatcheeriver org or call 561 743 7123 780 4 KB Brownie

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  • SFWMD Begins Pilot Program to Help Restore the Loxahatchee River » Loxahatchee River District
    a picture of how the system would operate with a practical estimate of how much water could be delivered to the river during the dry season District scientists will document factors such as evapotranspiration and seepage as water is pumped from the reservoir through a series of existing canals and wetlands to the river The 950 acre L 8 Reservoir was constructed to store and convey water for the restoration and preservation of natural resources associated with the Loxahatchee River watershed The District expedited the reservoir s construction as well as several additional water control structures which reconnected historical flow paths The project will eventually be eligible for a 50 50 cost share with the federal government as part of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan CERP once federal approvals are obtained The L 8 Reservoir with its unique geological features represents an important resource to store a significant amount of water said Ken Ammon P E SFWMD Deputy Executive Director Everglades Restoration and Capital Projects This tool gives us an additional option to help meet the critical freshwater needs of the Loxahatchee River The pumps were turned on Monday and began delivering 20 cubic feet per second of water toward the river The City of West Palm Beach Palm Beach County and the Loxahatchee River District are assisting the District with the test in coordination with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection DEP Based on findings from the test the District will work with its partners to evaluate the best path forward to make water deliveries as part of the overall effort to restore and protect this important regional waterway The information will also aid the District in determining the appropriate size of pumps needed to make the L 8 Reservoir fully operational I applaud DEP and SFWMD for their efforts to fast track key components of Everglades restoration Because this project is happening the river is receiving supplemental flows and saltwater intrusion is being abated said Albrey Arrington Executive Director of the Loxahatchee River District This is great news for the river On May 17 1985 7 6 miles of the Northwest Fork of the Loxahatchee River was designated as a national Wild and Scenic River through the National Wild and Scenic River Act of 1968 Under the act free flowing rivers with outstanding scenic recreational fish and wildlife historic and cultural values are designated for preservation for the enjoyment and benefit of present and future generations The Northwest Fork of the Loxahatchee River from Riverbend Park in Jupiter downstream to Jonathan Dickinson State Park in Martin County was the first river in the State of Florida to receive such a designation Since 1985 the SFWMD has acquired more than 20 000 acres of land in the river corridor and tributary watersheds for preservation and restoration Through the Loxahatchee River Preservation Initiative numerous agencies and local governments have worked together on 65 habitat and water quality restoration projects most of which have been completed Nearly 18 million in legislative

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  • River Center receives $5,000 Donation from Jupiter Inlet District » Loxahatchee River District
    EDUCATION PROGRAMS NON PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS RECREATION Customer Service RESIDENTIAL NON RESIDENTIAL EMERGENCY CONDITIONS CONTACT US River Center receives 5 000 Donation from Jupiter Inlet District Jupiter Inlet District understands the value of educating and engaging the public in environmental stewardship said Jupiter Inlet District Executive Director Mike Grella We are happy to support the River Center which does an excellent job of providing opportunities for the community to learn more about the river and get involved in its preservation The River Center located at Burt Reynolds Park in Jupiter presents an exciting exploration of the Loxahatchee River Visitors enjoy some of the area s largest aquatic exhibits along with interactive and multi media presentations that lead them along an exciting journey about the river s unique habitats colorful history and diverse wildlife Presented by the Loxahatchee River District visitors of all ages have the opportunity to learn where their water comes from how it is consumed and recycled and the importance of preserving our natural resources There is even a touch tank to get up close and personal with fascinating aquatic life The River Center is located at 805 North U S Highway One in Jupiter at Burt Reynolds Park It is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday 9am to 4pm For more information about the River Center volunteer opportunities programs and the community challenge please visit www loxahatcheeriver org rivercenter top of page Photo Gallery Latest photos added The River Center s Jr Angler Tournament More Photo Galleries What s New Night on the Loxahatchee Shipwrecked in Paradise Night on the Loxahatchee the annual benefit for the River Center will be held on Saturday April 2nd 2016 from 7 00 PM 9 30 PM This year s theme is Shipwrecked in Paradise The proceeds raised from this event

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  • The River District on Radio Green Earth » Loxahatchee River District
    OF EVENTS PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT REPORT LIONFISH SIGHTINGS VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES LOXAHATCHEE RIVER MANAGEMENT COORDINATING COUNCIL SEPTIC SYSTEMS MAINTENANCE CONTACT US BUSCH WILDLIFE River Restoration RESEARCH REPORT LIONFISH SIGHTINGS WILDPINE LAB QUALIFICATIONS CERTIFICATIONS BIBLIOGRAPHY STUDIES REPORTS DATA WATER QUALITY RESULTS STOPLIGHT SUMMARIES VOLUNTEER WATER QUALITY PROGRAM RIVER MANAGEMENT RESTORATION LINKS MANAGEMENT AGENCIES FEDERAL STATE REGIONAL COUNTY MUNICIPAL SPECIAL DISTRICTS ADVISORY ENVIRONMENTAL CENTERS EDUCATION PROGRAMS NON PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS RECREATION Customer Service RESIDENTIAL NON RESIDENTIAL EMERGENCY CONDITIONS CONTACT US The River District on Radio Green Earth On November 20 2010 Radio Green Earth s focus landed on the History of the Loxahatchee River Follow this link to listen to the complete program http radiogreenearth org blog page id 7 Explore the history of the Loxahatchee s Wild and Scenic River designation with famed local author Jim Snyder Find ways to enjoy the Loxahatchee to its full potential and even get to know our Executive Director Dr Arrington who actually grew up here and has a deeply personal understanding of the local watershed and the community it supports top of page Photo Gallery Latest photos added The River Center s Jr Angler Tournament More Photo Galleries What s New Night on the Loxahatchee Shipwrecked in Paradise Night on the Loxahatchee the annual benefit for the River Center will be held on Saturday April 2nd 2016 from 7 00 PM 9 30 PM This year s theme is Shipwrecked in Paradise The proceeds raised from this event will help fund the outstanding environmental education programming the River Center offers to all ages throughout the year Traditional hallmarks of this event include raffles door prizes and a silent auction with fabulous prizes from local businesses and are enhanced by the incorporation of fascinating expert speakers engaging storytellers and other unique entertainment Tickets to Night on the Loxahatchee

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  • Oyster Reef Restoration Featured in Our Wonderful World Magazine » Loxahatchee River District
    LOXAHATCHEE MORE TO DO IN JUPITER WATCH RIVER CENTER VIDEO SUMMER ECO FUN EDUCATION SCHOOL AND CAMP EXPERIENCES BIRTHDAY PARTIES FACILITY RENTAL VOLUNTEER MEMBERSHIPS DONATIONS COMMUNITY SERVICE RIVER TIDINGS NEWSLETTER RESOURCES VIDEOS PRESENTATIONS FRIENDS OF THE LOXAHATCHEE RIVER KIDS KORNER PUZZLES GAMES QUIZZES CALENDAR OF EVENTS PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT REPORT LIONFISH SIGHTINGS VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES LOXAHATCHEE RIVER MANAGEMENT COORDINATING COUNCIL SEPTIC SYSTEMS MAINTENANCE CONTACT US BUSCH WILDLIFE River Restoration RESEARCH REPORT LIONFISH SIGHTINGS WILDPINE LAB QUALIFICATIONS CERTIFICATIONS BIBLIOGRAPHY STUDIES REPORTS DATA WATER QUALITY RESULTS STOPLIGHT SUMMARIES VOLUNTEER WATER QUALITY PROGRAM RIVER MANAGEMENT RESTORATION LINKS MANAGEMENT AGENCIES FEDERAL STATE REGIONAL COUNTY MUNICIPAL SPECIAL DISTRICTS ADVISORY ENVIRONMENTAL CENTERS EDUCATION PROGRAMS NON PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS RECREATION Customer Service RESIDENTIAL NON RESIDENTIAL EMERGENCY CONDITIONS CONTACT US Oyster Reef Restoration Featured in Our Wonderful World Magazine top of page Photo Gallery Latest photos added The River Center s Jr Angler Tournament More Photo Galleries What s New Night on the Loxahatchee Shipwrecked in Paradise Night on the Loxahatchee the annual benefit for the River Center will be held on Saturday April 2nd 2016 from 7 00 PM 9 30 PM This year s theme is Shipwrecked in Paradise The proceeds raised from this event will help fund the outstanding environmental education programming the River Center offers to all ages throughout the year Traditional hallmarks of this event include raffles door prizes and a silent auction with fabulous prizes from local businesses and are enhanced by the incorporation of fascinating expert speakers engaging storytellers and other unique entertainment Tickets to Night on the Loxahatchee are 60 per person with 10 discount for members of Friends of the Loxahatchee River Limit 2 tickets at discounted rate per membership Tickets 70 after March 22 2015 For information about the event sponsorship opportunities the River Center or to purchase tickets by phone

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  • South Florida Water Management Highlights LRD's Jupiter Highlands Project » Loxahatchee River District
    Water Management Highlights LRD s Jupiter Highlands Project See the Loxahatchee River Preservation Initiative LRPI update in the South Florida Water Management District s July 2010 newsletter Loxahatchee River Preservation Initiative Update The Loxahatchee River is one of two rivers in Florida that has been nationally designated as wild and scenic This designation has brought with it the need to protect this beautiful natural resource Various local agencies municipalities and the District determined that this goal could be realized by engaging in a collaborative effort in order to preserve the Loxahatchee The Loxahatchee River Preservation Initiative LRPI was formed in 2000 to seek legislative funding assistance for habitat and water quality improvement projects within the River and its watershed Since receiving its initial legislative appropriation in 2003 the LRPI has helped fund more than 70 projects worth more than 34 million Local partners which are required to contribute at least a 50 percent cost match include Palm Beach and Martin counties Florida Department of Environmental Protection Jonathan Dickinson State Park the Town of Jupiter Loxahatchee River District South Indian River Water Control District and the Jupiter Inlet District Earlier this year the LRPI saw its 53rd project completed a sewering project that eliminated septic tank discharge from neighborhoods bordering the Loxahatchee River The effort to preserve protect and restore the Loxahatchee River is an ongoing commitment of the LRPI Several more projects are on schedule to be completed in FY2011 South Florida Water Management District s July 2010 Newsletter top of page Photo Gallery Latest photos added The River Center s Jr Angler Tournament More Photo Galleries What s New Night on the Loxahatchee Shipwrecked in Paradise Night on the Loxahatchee the annual benefit for the River Center will be held on Saturday April 2nd 2016 from 7 00 PM

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