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  • Loxahatchee River Oyster Reef Restoration Construction Begins » Loxahatchee River District
    the Restoration Plan of the Northwest Fork of the Loxahatchee River The Oyster Reef Restoration Project involves the placement of approximately 30 million pounds of limestone rock and shell cultch in the St Lucie Estuary and Loxahatchee River to provide the critical habitat that oysters need to grow Contractors will use heavy equipment on barges to deploy a six inch layer of rock and shell Last winter 21 acres of oyster reef was created in the St Lucie Estuary Construction on the Loxahatchee portion of the project is scheduled to take approximately 6 weeks The deployed rock and shell will create the foundation for healthy living oyster reefs Larval oysters from the naturally occurring oysters in the river will settle onto the rock and shell creating new living oyster reefs A pilot study conducted over the past two years by the Loxahatchee River District has demonstrated excellent results Oyster reefs are one of the most valuable habitats in the river providing important benefits to the overall health of the estuary by cleaning water stabilizing shorelines and providing essential fish habitat Oysters are remarkable filter feeders that improve water quality by removing algae and other particles directly from the water as they pump water through their gills In fact a single large oyster can filter upwards of 20 50 gallons of water per day Once mature the 5 acres of new oyster reef can filter upwards of 100 million gallons of water per day Oyster reefs are also incredibly rich habitats that are home to over 300 species of fish crabs shrimp and other small aquatic species These new reefs will provide a fertile feeding ground for juvenile fish like snapper grouper and snook For 39 years the Loxahatchee River District has been leading river protection research and monitoring and restoration

    Original URL path: http://www.loxahatcheeriver.org/read_press_release.php?pr=103 (2016-05-01)
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  • Loxahatchee River District Recognized by The School District of Palm Beach County as Gold Medalist Business Partner » Loxahatchee River District
    NON RESIDENTIAL EMERGENCY CONDITIONS CONTACT US Loxahatchee River District Recognized by The School District of Palm Beach County as Gold Medalist Business Partner Jupiter Florida For the past sixteen years the Loxahatchee River District has worked in partnership with the Jupiter High School Environmental Research Field Studies Academy The District provides internship programs mentoring opportunities and field experience to students who work along side scientists and technicians at the District s WildPine Ecological Lab River Center Busch Wildlife Sanctuary and regional wastewater treatment and recycling facility This month the School District of Palm Beach County recognized individuals and business who contributed to the academic experience of students The Loxahatchee River District was among those honored The District was presented with a prestigious Gold Medalist Award for its contribution to Jupiter High s environmental studies program For the last 39 years the Loxahatchee River District has served a guardian of the Loxahatchee River protecting and preserving the river through innovative water recycling programs resource management river research habitat restoration and environmental education and outreach The District s WildPine Lab conducts ongoing environmental research on the river and this data is shared with other agencies and used to better manage the river The River Center and Busch Wildlife Sanctuary provide free environmental education programs and special activities to further promote stewardship of the Loxahatchee River For more information about the river educational activities special events and volunteer opportunities please visit www loxahatcheeriver org 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

    Original URL path: http://www.loxahatcheeriver.org/read_press_release.php?pr=99 (2016-05-01)
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  • River Center Partners with Jupiter Farms Elementary on Creative Environmental Learning Experience » Loxahatchee River District
    Music among her other literary works come to life Berkes led third graders on a journey of exploration of water ecosystems entitled Water Water Everywhere Life In and Around the Loxahatchee River In its ninth year Project LEAP 2010 has grown into a diverse unit of study which allows third grade students to explore the delicate and vital connections that exist in a local ecological treasure the Loxahatchee River In fall 2009 teachers began the task of developing the unit of study integrating several subject areas Language Arts Science Math and the Visual Arts Both in and outside the classroom students researched a variety of animals that live specifically in and near the Loxahatchee River Information about life cycles adaptations food sources flowed in The river s bounty led students to the realization that these ecological relationships are fragile and must be protected The ecological connection to the river was further deepened as third grade classed visited The River Center There students were lead through informative hands on science labs and explorations of the Loxahatchee s many treasures As an educational partner the Center also provided teachers with curriculum development and support The River Center presents an exciting exploration of the Loxahatchee River and features some of the areas largest aquatic aquariums and displays Three dimensional presentations lead guests through the river s unique habitats colorful history diverse wildlife and explain the river s environmental value to our community Guests of all ages have the opportunity to learn where their water comes from how it is consumed and how it is recycled back into the environment and the community There are multi media and live aquatic exhibits and even a touch tank filled with aquatic life The River Center is located at 805 North U S Highway One in Jupiter

    Original URL path: http://www.loxahatcheeriver.org/read_press_release.php?pr=98 (2016-05-01)
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  • Protecting Yourself in Extreme Weather » Loxahatchee River District
    CENTERS EDUCATION PROGRAMS NON PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS RECREATION Customer Service RESIDENTIAL NON RESIDENTIAL EMERGENCY CONDITIONS CONTACT US Protecting Yourself in Extreme Weather By limiting the amount of water going down your drain you can reduce the likelihood of a sewer backup If you need to wash dishes use a dishpan to keep the water from going down the drain Dispose of water outside on the lawn When using the toilet only flush when necessary Have a bottle of chlorine bleach on hand Two ounces of bleach mixed with a gallon of water can sanitize in the unlikely event of a sewage backup in a home For peace of mind and before hurricane season speak to your insurance agent to determine if your homeowners policy covers sewage backups Know where lift stations are in your area You can help by reporting red lights and or alarms by calling the District s emergency phone line 561 747 5708 If you have a low pressure sewer connection the District will make arrangements to pump down your unit during prolonged power outages Finally have patience The District works diligently with FPL concerning power issues During storm events all utilities emergency personnel and municipalities work closely to restore a multitude of services as quickly and efficiently as possible Once your electrical power is restored continue to limit water use until power is restored to your entire community 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

    Original URL path: http://www.loxahatcheeriver.org/read_press_release.php?pr=96 (2016-05-01)
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  • River Center Named Nonprofts Going Green Winner, Awarded $1,500 from Community Foundation » Loxahatchee River District
    Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties for The Most Green with the Least Green The River Center incorporates many energy and water saving practices as well as sustainability practices such as composting into its daily operations Visitor education about ways that they too can go green is another top priority The Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties Nonprofits Going Green program works to recognize and assist nonprofits transitioning to environmentally sustainable practices The goals of the overall Nonprofits Going Green Program include to raise awareness capacity motivation within the nonprofit community in Palm Beach and Martin Counties to improve the environmental sustainability of their operations and to raise public and corporate awareness and support for the nonprofit community These funds will be used toward furthering the River Center s green practices and programs as well as it s education outreach Located at Burt Reynolds Park in Jupiter The River Center presents an exciting exploration of the Loxahatchee River and features some of the areas largest aquatic aquariums and displays Three dimensional presentations lead guests through the river s unique habitats colorful history diverse wildlife and explain the river s environmental value to our community Guests of all ages have the opportunity to learn where their water comes from how it is consumed and how it is recycled back into the environment and the community There are multi media and live aquatic exhibits and even a touch tank filled with aquatic life The River Center is located at 805 North U S Highway One in Jupiter For more information about The River Center its programs and volunteers and sponsorship opportunities please call 561 743 7123 or visit www loxahatcheeriver org top of page Photo Gallery Latest photos added The River Center s Jr Angler Tournament More Photo Galleries

    Original URL path: http://www.loxahatcheeriver.org/read_press_release.php?pr=93 (2016-05-01)
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  • New Additions to the Environmental Poster Series » Loxahatchee River District
    MUNICIPAL SPECIAL DISTRICTS ADVISORY ENVIRONMENTAL CENTERS EDUCATION PROGRAMS NON PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS RECREATION Customer Service RESIDENTIAL NON RESIDENTIAL EMERGENCY CONDITIONS CONTACT US New Additions to the Environmental Poster Series The Loxahatchee River District is pleased to announce the next four posters in its environmental poster series Prominently featured is the Eastern Oyster poster that details the life cycle and habitat requirements benefits as a habitat for wildlife and the benefits of improving water quality This poster is an excellent tool for educating the public about the importance of oyster reef restoration in our communities This project was funded in part by The Nature Conservancy and NOAA Three additional posters detail the life history of two key fisheries species Bonefish Tarpon and the mysterious Land Crab Focusing on the importance of habitat preservation and fisheries management these posters show how these species utilize different habitats and diets throughout their life cycles These posters were funded by The Nature Conservancy We hope that you will use the posters to help further educate the people in your communities about the importance of protecting habitats and species vital to our ecosystems To obtain more posters or for more information contact Jocelyn O Neill Environmental Educator Loxahatchee River Environmental Center 805 N US Highway 1 Jupiter FL 33477 561 743 7123 education loxahatcheeriver org View PDF View PDF View PDF View PDF 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

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  • River Center on Facebook » Loxahatchee River District
    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 River Center on Facebook The River Center has joined Facebook Become a fan and keep updated on the lastest news and upcoming events Now you can be instantly updated as soon as a new event or program is offered at the River Center Check it out www facebook com type in RIVER CENTER in the seach box 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

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  • New Loxahatchee River Video » Loxahatchee River District
    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 New Loxahatchee River Video Click here to watch a five minute informative video in the Loxahatchee River District and its water treatment faciilty 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

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