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A special portion of the River Center has been set aside for the public and includes a resource library of studies, reports and data pertaining to the Loxahatchee River.

Environmental Poster Series

Environmental Poster Series

NOW AVAILABLE! The Loxahatchee River District now has available the Nassau Grouper, Spiny Lobster, Queen Conch, and Elkhorn Coral environmental posters.

Focusing on the importance of habitat preservation and fisheries management, these posters show how these species utilize different habitats and diets throughout their life cycles.

These posters were funded by the Perry Institute for Marine Science. We hope that you will use the posters to help further educate the people in your communities about the importance of protecting habitats and species vital to our ecosystems.

Download Nassau Grouper Poster (PDF-318 KB) »

Download Spiny Lobster Poster (PDF-333 KB) »

Download Queen Conch Poster (PDF-235 KB) »

Download Elkhorn Coral Poster (PDF-578 KB) »

Environmental Poster Series - Red Lionfish

Environmental Poster Series

The Loxahatchee River District is pleased to announce the next poster in its environmental poster series!

The red lionfish is an invasive species native to the Indo-Pacific Ocean that is now having an impact on the Loxahatchee River Estuary. Lionfish are efficient predators that inhabit a variety of natural and artificial habitats. They compete with native predator fish by consuming juvenile and smaller fish. This poster raises awareness about a developing problem in our ecosystem. This poster was sponsored by the Loxahatchee River District, Turrell, Hall and Associates, and The Nature Conservancy - Bahamas. Researchers from Florida International University, Oregon State University, Bahamas National Trust, and other partners provided technical input during the development of the poster.

Download Red Lionfish Poster (PDF-1.4 MB) »

Environmental Poster Series - Coral Reefs

Environmental Poster Series

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

Coral reefs are beautiful, protect our shoreline, and provide habitat for sea turtles, marine mammals, and thousands of different invertebrates, algae, and fish. Enjoy our latest poster that shows the importance of coral reefs and our connection to them.

Download Coral Reefs Poster (PDF-1.3 MB) »

Environmental Poster Series

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

Environmental Poster Series

Prominently featured are two Eastern Oyster posters that detail the life cycle and habitat requirements, benefits as a habitat for wildlife, the benefits of improving water quality, and the importance of restoration efforts. These posters are an excellent tool for educating the public about the importance of oyster reef restoration in our communities. This project was funded in part by The Nature Conservancy and NOAA.

Three additional posters detail the life history of two key fisheries species: Bonefish, Tarpon, and the mysterious Land Crab. Focusing on the importance of habitat preservation and fisheries management, these posters show how these species utilize different habitats and diets throughout their life cycles. These posters were funded by The Nature Conservancy.

We hope that you will use the posters to help further educate the people in your communities about the importance of protecting habitats and species vital to our ecosystems.

To obtain more posters or for more information, contact:
Jocelyn O'Neill
Environmental Educator
Loxahatchee River Environmental Center
805 N US Highway 1, Jupiter, FL 33477
561-743-7123
education@loxahatcheeriver.org

Download Oyster Restoration Poster (PDF-630 KB) »

Download Oyster Poster (PDF-3.0 MB) »

Download Bonefish Poster (PDF-1.6 MB) »

Download Tarpon Poster (PDF-3.0 MB) »

Download Blue Land Crab Poster (PDF-3.1 MB) »

Seagrasses Poster

The Loxahatchee River District is pleased to announce the debut of its environmental poster series.

Seagrasses found in the Loxahatchee River Estuary and southern Indian River Lagoon

The first poster features the seven species of seagrasses found in the Loxahatchee River Estuary and southern Indian River Lagoon. Seagrass provide critical habitats and food sources for many species and help to sustain water quality in the estuary environments. They are also considered a valued ecosystem component when evaluating the health of a habitat. For this reason, the Loxahatchee River District has partnered with the South Florida Water Management District to monitor all seven seagrass species.

The poster provides a way to educate the public about the importance of seagrass and how residents can alter their actions to minimize their impact on seagrass. Through education and awareness, the poster will foster a stronger sense of stewardship for the protection of seagrasses and the Indian River Lagoon. The seagrass poster will be distributed throughout Palm Beach and Martin County schools, environmental centers, and other learning facilities. Funding for this project was provided by the South Florida Water Management District through the Indian River Lagoon License Plate Program.

For more information or to obtain a poster, please contact Jocelyn O'Neill at 561-743-7123 or 561-262-2991.

Download 8.5 x 11 Seagrasses Poster (PDF-556Kb) »

Download 11 x 17 Seagrasses Poster (PDF-536Kb) »

For More Information

Please contact Jocelyn O'Neill to learn more about resources (e.g., presentations, posters, curriculum) that are available from the River Center. You can reach Jocelyn at 561-743-7123 or 561-262-2991.

 

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