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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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The River Center's Jr, Angler Tournament
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River Center Jr. Angler Tournament 2016
Join us for our 3rd annual Jr. Angler Fishing Tournament hosted by the River Center. The Tournament begins June 3rd and ends July 16th. Anglers must photograph the fish they catch and then submit their catch logs and photos. The contest awards points not only for the number of fish caught, but also for the number of different species represented in the submissions. The more fish you catch and the more species you catch, the better your chances are to win fantastic prizes! This Tournament is open to anyone between the ages 5 and 17 but registration is required before submitted photographs can be awarded points. Register online now or pick up a registration packet at the River Center. A registration fee of $25 per angler includes a t-shirt and an invitation to the "Tournament Fish Fry" where the winners will be announced and prizes awarded on Saturday, July 23rd at noon.
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, please call 561-743-7123.
Events Calendar
July 27, 2016
Aquatic Adventure Summer Camp Nature Navigators (campers entering 1st, 2nd, & 3rd grade)
July 26, 2016
Aquatic Adventure Summer Camp Nature Navigators (campers entering 1st, 2nd, & 3rd grade)
July 28, 2016
Aquatic Adventure Summer Camp Nature Navigators (campers entering 1st, 2nd, & 3rd grade)
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