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Preserving Nature by Design
Preserving Nature by Design
General Information
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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The River Center's Jr, Angler Tournament
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Friends of the Loxahatchee Lecture Series - “Snorkeling, Secchi Disks and Shell Bagging: Citizen Science Programs at the Florida Oceanographic Society”
Join us for an informative presentation about the many volunteer opportunities that Florida Oceanographic has to offer as part of their Citizen Science Programs, encouraging community involvement in environmental stewardship.
Night on the Loxahatchee River Has Ripple Effect on River Center Education Programs
The River Center recently hosted its fifth annual fundraiser, Night on the Loxahatchee, a benefit for the River Center's environmental education programs.
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Check out the latest story about the Loxahatchee River District as featured on CNN.
Events Calendar
April 21, 2014
LRPI Meeting
April 23, 2014
NPBCID Meeting
April 23, 2014
JID Workshop Meeting
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