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C.S.I. Girl Scout Edition

Junior and Cadette Girl Scouts will earn their Detective and Special Agent skill badges in their "It's Your Planet - Love It" Journeys.

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River Center's Jr. Angler Tournament

The River Center is excited to announce the inaugural Jr. Angler Fishing Tournament beginning this summer. Running from May 15th to July 27th, this unique contest highlights the diversity of fish species in our local waters by awarding points to anglers based on the quantity and the variety of species caught. It’s easy! Just take a photo of your fish and send it to the River Center after you’ve registered online at http://tinyurl.com/ky9rdl7. Registration packets are also available at the River Center.

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River Center Announces Inaugural Jr. Angler Fishing Tournament

Running from May 15, 2014 to July 27, 2014, this unique fishing contest encourages junior anglers to explore the diversity of local fisheries and learn more about the area's unique aquatic habitats, all while honing their fishing skills.

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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.

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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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Join The River Center For The Great American Clean-Up April 12

Join thousands of volunteers of all ages across America taking part in a national clean-up day.

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Friends of the Loxahatchee River

Join us to learn about the significance of State and Federal fisheries, regulations, fish stocks, and what the past, present, and future look like for this growing industry.

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2014 Night on the Loxahatchee River's "Ripples on the Water" Promises Waves of Fun

On Saturday, March 29, 2014, the River Center will host its fifth annual fundraiser, Night on the Loxahatchee, a benefit for the River Center's environmental education programs.

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Loxahatchee River District Installs 2014 Governing Board, Appoints Officers

At the January 16 meeting of the Loxahatchee River District, the Governing Board was sworn in and officers were appointed for the 2014 term.

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River Center to Host Kayaking Naturalist Tour to Bird Island

xperience the wild beauty of the Loxahatchee River on a special tour to the unique Bird Island led by River Center naturalists on Sunday, March 2, 2014 from 2pm – 3:30pm.

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Friends March Meeting Explores Fullerton Island Restoration Project

Fullerton Island comes alive at the March 7, 2014 meeting of the Friends of the Loxahatchee River.

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ERM Outdoor Workshop for Student Photographers

Take part in a FREE guided photography tour of Pine Glades Natural Area with photography enthusiast and Senior Environmental Analyst Benji Studt!

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The Trouble With Wipes In Your Pipes

It's a dirty duty, and rubber glove wearing Canute Dawson has it: removing all the debris that clogs the sewer pipes at one of Miami-Dades regional pump stations.

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River Center Presents Fire Fighter Story Time

The River Center recently hosted more than 50 parents and children for a special Fire Fighter Story Time featuring some very special guests from Palm Beach County Station 18 Fire Department.

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Mini Aquatic Adventure Camp!

Jupiter, Florida – Schools are closed the third week in March for Spring Break, and the River Center has a week-long list of fun outdoor activities from fishing to animal encounters to kayaking, including a special Saturday kids’ fishing clinic.

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Call for Applicants for the TOMMY THOMPSON, JR. Annual Scholarship Awards

The Friends of the Loxahatchee River is proud to announce its annual Tommy Thompson, Jr. scholarship opportunity for two local high school students. Applications are currently being accepted, from which two students will be selected and each awarded a $1,000 scholarship made possible by the Van Pelt Foundation.

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Loxahatchee River District, Friends of the Loxahatchee River Call for Applicants for the TOMMY THOMPSON, JR. Annual Scholarship Awards

The Friends of the Loxahatchee River is proud to announce its annual Tommy Thompson, Jr. scholarship opportunity for two local high school students.

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Friends Kayak Adventures Turns into Wildlife Rescue

During a recent Friends of the Loxahatchee River/River Center naturalist tour of Bird Island, kayakers came upon a live juvenile brown pelican tangled in fishing line and suspended from a mangrove tree.

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Friends of the Loxahatchee River Elect 2014 Officers

Friends of the Loxahatchee River recently elected officers for the 2014 term.

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Loxahatchee River Photography Contest Reveals Winners on Jan 17

The public is invited to a reception and special exhibit of the exciting photos submitted for the River Center's 4th Annual Loxahatchee River Photography Contest.

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NEW Southeast Coral Reef Initiative Exhibit

The River Center has partnered with the Southeast Florida Coral Reef Initiative to bring a new traveling exhibit to the River Center!

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2014 Annual Amateur Photography Contest

The River Center is currently taking entries for its Annual Amateur Photography Contest!

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Cooking Oil PSA

You just had a great holiday celebration, and the cleanup has begun. Do you know what to do with that left over cooking oil?

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River Culture

Loxahatchee River District staff educates the public on protecting and preserving a Wild and Scenic River in Florida.

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Awarded for Excellence by FWPCOA State Association

Sheldon A. Primus, Loxahatchee River District Plant Superintendent receives David B. Lee award from the FWPCOA State Association.

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2011 Domestic Wastewater Plant Operations Excellence Award

Loxahatchee River District Awarded Outstanding Facility by Florida Department of Environmental Protection

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Partial Redemption of LRECD Sewer Revenue Bonds, Series 1978

Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the applicable provisions of the governing documents of the above captioned bonds (the "Bonds"), $840,000 principal amount of the Bonds will be redeemed on October 1, 2011 at the referenced Redemption Price, together with interest accrued to October 1, 2011. From and after October 1, 2011 interest on the Bonds shall cease to accrue.

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2011 Large Water Reuse Project of the Year

The WaterReuse Association recently presented an award to the Loxahatchee River District.

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Loxahatchee River District Awarded Top Honors

The Loxahatchee River District was recently awarded the 2011 “David York” Reuse System of the Year by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. Timing of this prestigious honor coincides with kick-off of the State of Florida’s observance of “Water Reuse Week”, May 15 – 21, 2011.

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Girl Scouts Present River Center with Community Award

The River Center was recently honored with a “Community Award” presented by the Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida.

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SFWMD Begins Pilot Program to Help Restore the Loxahatchee River

30-day flow test to provide supplemental water to benefit the river's ecosystems.

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River Center receives $5,000 Donation from Jupiter Inlet District

The River Center received a $5,000 donation from the Jupiter Inlet District. The donation will support environmental educational programs for students, families, and the community.

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The River District on Radio Green Earth

Radio Green Earth spent time on the Loxahatchee River exploring both its history and current importance to South Florida. Listen to this interesting piece to learn more about how the Loxahatchee River has had both local and nationwide influence.

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Oyster Reef Restoration Featured in Our Wonderful World Magazine

See the article, entitled, "Stimulus Money Serving Up Oysters On The Loxhatachee".

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South Florida Water Management Highlights LRD's Jupiter Highlands Project

See the Loxahatchee River Preservation Initiative (LRPI) update in the South Florida Water Management District's July 2010 newsletter.

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Loxahatchee River Oyster Reef Restoration Construction Begins

On Monday, June 21, crews began work to restore upwards of 5 acres of oyster reefs within the Northwest Fork of the Loxahatchee River.

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Loxahatchee River District Recognized by The School District of Palm Beach County as Gold Medalist Business Partner

For the past sixteen years, the Loxahatchee River District has worked in partnership with the Jupiter High School Environmental Research & Field Studies Academy.

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River Center Partners with Jupiter Farms Elementary on Creative Environmental Learning Experience

The Loxahatchee River District and Jupiter Farms Elementary School enjoyed a year-long educational partnership, recently culminating in a very special day at the environmental center.

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Protecting Yourself in Extreme Weather

Here are a few points to keep in mind to protect you, your family, and your home during severe weather events and prolonged power outages.

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River Center Named Nonprofts Going Green Winner, Awarded $1,500 from Community Foundation

The River Center was recently named a 2010 Nonprofits Going Green winner and awarded $1,500 from the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties for "The Most Green with the Least Green".

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New Additions to the Environmental Poster Series

The Loxahatchee River District is pleased to announce the next four posters in its environmental poster series.

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River Center on Facebook

The River Center has joined Facebook. Become a fan and keep updated on the lastest news and upcoming events.

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New Loxahatchee River Video

Watch a five-minute informative video in the Loxahatchee River District and its water treatment faciilty.

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Spoto's Joins Oyster Reef Restoration Project

Spoto's Oyster Bar in Palm Beach Gardens joins the effort to rebuild oyster reefs in the Loxahatchee River by recycling their oyster shells.

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Oyster Reef Restoration

Oyster reefs are vanishing due to a lack of hard surfaces where oyster larvae can attach. The Loxahatchee River District and The Nature Conservancy are working to restore oyster reef habitat.

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Lab Certification

Loxahatchee River District’s WildPine Ecological Lab Once Again Awarded State/Federal Certification

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IQ Water not affected by drought conditions

As the community faces current water restrictions due to drought conditions, the impact of programs that recycle wastewater and innovative management practices which look to preserve natural resources are of even greater significance.

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New Research Reports Published

The Loxahatchee River District is pleased to annnounce it has published four new research reports on the water quality and biological data of the river.

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Field Guide

The Loxahatchee River is the most southern boundary of the Indian River Lagoon, which has often been described as the most species diverse estuary in North America.

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Seagrass Study

"Viability & Variability of Seagrass Communities in the Loxahatchee Estuary and Associated Reach of the Indian River Lagoon" offers a look at seagrass distribution over a six year period at a variety of stations.

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The River Center's Jr, Angler Tournament
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What's New
C.S.I. Girl Scout Edition
Junior and Cadette Girl Scouts will earn their Detective and Special Agent skill badges in their "It's Your Planet - Love It" Journeys.
River Center's Jr. Angler Tournament
The River Center is excited to announce the inaugural Jr. Angler Fishing Tournament beginning this summer. Running from May 15th to July 27th, this unique contest highlights the diversity of fish species in our local waters by awarding points to anglers based on the quantity and the variety of species caught. It’s easy! Just take a photo of your fish and send it to the River Center after you’ve registered online at http://tinyurl.com/ky9rdl7. Registration packets are also available at the River Center.
Featured on CNN! Diamond Ring Recovered in Sewer
Check out the latest story about the Loxahatchee River District as featured on CNN.
Events Calendar
July 31, 2014
River Center Aquatic Adventure Summer Camp
July 31, 2014
LRECD Board Meeting
August 1, 2014
River Center Aquatic Adventure Summer Camp
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