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Preserving Nature by Design
Preserving Nature by Design
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Florida Panther
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.

Great Horned Owl
Barrel Owl (Strix Varia).
Osprey (Pandion haliaetus).

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Girl Scouts: Science Behind Your Senses!
The Science Behind Your Senses / Be A Sister to Every Girl Scout. This fun-filled event will help Brownies understand their senses and Daisies will discover the world around them alongside their Girl Scout sisters.
2015 Night on the Loxahatchee: River Rhapsody
In the waning light of day on July 10, 1860, the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse flashed its guiding beacon out across the seas for the first time. The completion of the lighthouse not only signaled a new era of safe navigation, but also served as a central point for a wide variety of communication technologies that helped turn the region from a sparsely populated “end of the line” settlement into a vibrant community living off the bounty of resources along the Loxahatchee River and Atlantic coast. It is only fitting then that this period of growth during the late 19th Century will be showcased at this year’s highly anticipated Night on the Loxahatchee fundraiser to benefit the River Center.
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Check out the latest story about the Loxahatchee River District as featured on CNN.
Events Calendar
April 30, 2015
Starfish and Coffee Storytime
May 1, 2015
Friends of the Loxahatchee Meeting
May 2, 2015
Fish Feeding
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