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Preserving Nature by Design
General Information

WARNING: The Loxahatchee River District encourages everyone to be extremely cautious and avoid contact with the venomous spines of the lionfish. Usually, lionfish are not aggressive toward humans and will almost always keep their distance when given the opportunity, so they pose a relatively low risk. While their stings are not typically deadly, they are extremely painful.

To learn more about lionfish, visit USGS or National Geographic or Fishbase.org.

Instructions: If you have sighted a lionfish in the Loxahatchee River please complete the form below. 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 organization tracking lionfish. Please send an email lionfish@loxahatcheeriver.org for further assistance.

Who observed the lionfish?

Where were the lionfish observed?

On the map below, press and hold the left mouse button to drag and move the sighting location under the center crosshair. Click on the satellite button for an aerial photo.

Details of Sightings

If yes, please email to lionfish@loxahatcheeriver.org.

Other Notes

Please verify you have entered all the required fields (marked with *) and click the submit button to log your lionfish sighting. Thank you!

 


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The River Center's Jr, Angler Tournament
Latest photos added: The River Center's Jr, Angler Tournament.
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 Center, or to purchase tickets by phone, please call 561-743-7123.
Girl Scout: Naturalist Workshop
Take a walk through trees and stop to smell the flowers. In this "getting back to nature" inspired workshop Juniors will earn their Flowers Legacy Badge and Cadettes will earn their Trees Legacy Badge. As "naturalists" girls will also investigate the different parts of trees and flowers, uses, habitat and conservation.
Events Calendar
July 27, 2016
Aquatic Adventure Summer Camp Nature Navigators (campers entering 1st, 2nd, & 3rd grade)
June 3, 2016
River Center's Kids Fishing Tournament
May 5, 2016
WRAC
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