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  • Public Involvement » Loxahatchee River District
    a lionfish in the Loxahatchee River please let us know The Loxahatchee River District will use this information to create database of lionfish sightings This reporting will facilitate lionfish research by our colleagues at Florida International University We will share this information with other agencies and organizations tracking lionfish more Volunteer Opportunities Ever dreamed of being a marine biologist An environmental educator Making a difference Here s your chance There are a number of volunteer activities available through facilities like the Loxahatchee River Environmental Center Friends of the Loxahatchee River the WildPine Lab and the River Center You can assist with summer camp programs special events field studies and even collect water quality data more Loxahatchee River Management Coordinating Council The Loxahatchee River Management Coordinating Council was established by Chapter 83 358 F S The Council is comprised of federal state and regional agencies and local representatives It advises the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the South Florida Water Management District on matters that affect administration of the Loxahatchee River to identify and resolve inter governmental coordination problems and to enhance communications Furthermore the Council is responsible for the development of the Loxahatchee River Management Plan more Septic Systems Maintenance Are you properly maintaining your septic tank system By properly installing and maintaining your septic system you can help to limit the amount of pollutants that reach the environment and you can save money on repairs more Contact Us Please contact the Loxahatchee River District with your questions comments or change of address more 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

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  • Report Lionfish Sightings within the Loxahatchee River

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  • Loxahatchee River Management Coordinating Council
    the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the South Florida Water Management District on matters that affect administration of the Loxahatchee River to identify and resolve inter governmental coordination problems and to enhance communications Furthermore the Council is responsible for the development of the Loxahatchee River Management Plan Loxahatchee River National Wild and Scenic River Management Plan PDF 5 5 MB Meeting Dates Agendas and Minutes All Meetings are at 2 00 pm at the River Center 805 N US 1 Jupiter Click on the meeting date to download the minutes past dates or the agenda future dates January 28 2013 March 25 2013 June 24 2013 September 30 2013 January 27 2014 March 31 2014 June 30 2014 September 22 2014 LRMCC Dashboard 2013 Dashboard LRMCC R esolutions Resolution 14 01 pdf Recent Presentations Click on the presentation title to download and view LRMCC Joint Project Implementation Schedule Part 1 LRMCC Joint Project Implementation Schedule Part 2 LRMCC Mecca Letter Albrey 3 27 2013 pdf Letter Martin County Comprehensive Plan 7 3 13 2012 Mar 26 LRMCC supplemental flows HOWARD Datasonde WQ 3 2012 JID Lox River South Shore channel config LOX LainhartDamFlow vs RM9Salinity March 2012 S46 Rehab LRMCC 032612 bates 2011 Addendum Restoration Plan for the Northwest Fork of the Loxahatchee River Future Transportation Projects within the Loxahatchee River Basin Water Quality Monitoring Update Saltwater Barrier Is it a Restoration Alternative for the Northwest Fork of the Loxahatchee River Jonathan Dickinson State Park Hydrological Restoration Plan â Ditch Backfilling L 8 Reservoir Pilot Test 2 1 MB PDF Hobe Grove DRI Lainhart Dam Flow vs Salinity Improving Minimum Flow Levels Flow Conditions Science Plan Lainhart Dam Flow top of page Photo Gallery Latest photos added The River Center s Jr Angler Tournament More Photo Galleries What s

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  • Septic Tank Maintenance » Loxahatchee River District
    organisms and nutrients Treated wastewater then percolates down through the soil and recharges the ground water that may be treated for drinking water Maintenance Requirements Regular maintenance and inspection of your septic system will help to limit the amount of pollutants reaching the environment and improve the health of your septic system Inspect your tank annually to determine sludge depth Have your tank pumped to remove sludge every 2 5 years It should be pumped and inspected by a licensed professional For more information about suggested pumping frequencies please see Table 2 below Plant only grass or other shallow rooted plants above your septic system Trees should be planted away from the system because their roots can damage the pipes or the tank Direct down spouts and rain runoff away from the septic area to avoid saturating the area with water Do not compact the soil above the septic system Avoid parking cars or building any structures e g sheds in the area Avoid using a garbage disposal Increasing the amount of solid waste in your septic system will shorten the amount of time between pumpings Place paper towels facial tissues cigarette butts disposable diapers feminine products and other material in a trash can not the toilet These items do not break down quickly and may clog the septic system Toilet paper breaks down quickly and therefore can be placed in the toilet Overloading the system can occur in the early morning and evenings when water use is highest Run dishwashers and washing machines at other times of the day Avoid doing all the family s laundry on the same day Practice water conservation in all areas of water usage Fats and oils poured down the drain may build up and clog septic system pipes Do not use chemicals or cleaners in your septic system They may harm the septic system Septic Tank Size Requirements Table 1 Pumping Frequency Table 2 History of Service In 1971 the Loxahatchee River District was formed to protect the Loxahatchee River and the water resources of the area At the time there were thirteen mini sewage treatment plants releasing wastewater into the Loxahatchee River in addition to approximately 3 000 septic systems in the area The District established a regional wastewater utility for existing development and to ensure that future development would not harm the Loxahatchee River through wastewater discharges By the mid 1980s the small treatment plants had been eliminated and the District began sewering existing neighborhoods close to the River Older neighborhoods that still have septic systems often have inadequate drainage and they are more likely to release pollutants into our environment This is why it is essential to properly install and maintain septic systems The Loxahatchee River District is dedicated to preserving the Loxahatchee River as a natural resource for our community Regional Sewer System If you are experiencing problems with your septic system and would like information about how to connect to the sewer system we encourage you to contact

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  • Busch Wildlife Sanctuary » Loxahatchee River District
    Service RESIDENTIAL NON RESIDENTIAL EMERGENCY CONDITIONS CONTACT US Florida Panther Puma concolor coryi Located on the grounds of the Loxahatchee River District the partnership between the District and Busch Wildlife Sanctuary dates back to 1997 This District continues its support of this important community and environmental resource through support and expansion of Busch s program and facility Through that support Busch Wildlife Sanctuary continues to serve as an injured wildlife care facility dedicated to bringing wildlife and people together to foster awareness of the value and diversity of Florida s natural resources Here you will find a unique opportunity to experience native Florida wildlife and natural ecosystems up close There is an education center with a resource library an outdoor amphitheater and an animal hospital which treats over 4 000 injured animals annually Busch Wildlife Sanctuary along with the Loxahatchee River District is dedicated to providing learning experiences about Florida s wildlife through tours of the facility as well as off site programs which reach thousands of school children each year All of the resident animals at the Sanctuary were injured or orphaned and due to the severity of their injuries can not be returned to the wild Sanctuary residents range from the American bald eagle Florida panther American alligator great horned owl and many more To learn more call 561 575 3399 or click www buschwildlife org Barrel Owl Strix Varia Osprey Pandion haliaetus Facility Map click to enlarge 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

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  • Research » Loxahatchee River District
    this information to create database of lionfish sightings This reporting will facilitate lionfish research by our colleagues at Florida International University We will share this information with other agencies and organizations tracking lionfish more 5th Loxahatchee River Watershed Symposium For 25 years the Loxahatchee River has been recognized as a national treasure Join us as scientists environmental professionals students and residents come together to present and discuss our most recent findings and exciting results more The WildPine Ecological Laboratory To assist with research programs the Loxahatchee River District has a state certified laboratory which provides the needed scientific staff equipment and professional analysis of daily plant operations as well as an extensive river research program more Studies Reports Data This section is a compilation of much of the water quality and biological data that the River District and WildPine Ecological Laboratory has been collecting more Volunteer Water Quality Program Public involvement is paramount to the preservation of the river and the Loxahatchee River District has created many ways you can become involved including a volunteer water quality monitoring program more River Management Restoration More than 40 public and private entities including the Loxahatchee River District share a vigorous desire not only to understand more about the history of the Loxahatchee River but also to carry forth effective environmental management programs to protect it Plans such as the Northern Palm Beach County Comprehensive Water Management Plan the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan and the Loxahatchee River Preservation Initiative are working to address issues like stormwater runoff habitat restoration and freshwater flow and to ensure the beauty and environmental significance of this river are forever preserved more 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

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  • WildPine Ecological Laboratory » Loxahatchee River District
    NON RESIDENTIAL EMERGENCY CONDITIONS CONTACT US To assist with research programs the Loxahatchee River District has a state certified laboratory which provides the needed scientific staff equipment and professional analysis of daily plant operations as well as an extensive river research program The WildPine Lab also maintains the plant s safety standards through continuous monitoring and testing ensuring the operations of the plant remain in compliance with all state and federal standards Ecological studies conducted by the WildPine staff from the monitoring of seagrasses to oyster reefs to water quality are critical to the management of the watershed The WildPine Lab also houses an extensive library of past and present data and reports pertaining to the river collected by various agencies over the last thirty years The WildPine Lab also offers opportunities for public involvement such as a community volunteer water quality monitoring program and internships for high school and college students For more information contact Lorene Bachman Laboratory Manager 561 747 5700 ext 143 or Qualifications Certifications The Loxahatchee River District s WildPine Ecological Laboratory is certified through the Florida Department of Health as NELAP National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program compliant in the examination of environmental samples e g water samples for microbiology and general chemistry analyses more Bibliography If you would like to learn more about specific aspects of the river the following provides a list of the most current reports and data on the river compiled by the WildPine Lab more 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

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  • WildPine Ecological Laboratory » Qualifications & Certifications » Loxahatchee River District
    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 Loxahatchee River District s WildPine Ecological Laboratory is certified through the Florida Department of Health as NELAP National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program compliant in the examination of environmental samples e g water samples for microbiology and general chemistry analyses The Laboratory certification number is E56026 Please direct questions about our NELAP certification to the Laboratory Manager Lorene Bachman at 561 747 5700 ext 143 or The WildPine Ecological Laboratory To assist with research programs the Loxahatchee River District has a state certified laboratory which provides the needed scientific staff equipment and professional analysis of daily plant operations as well as an extensive river research program more Bibliography If you would like to learn more about specific aspects of the river the following provides a list of the most current reports and data on the river compiled by the WildPine Lab more 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

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