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Florida Department of Environmental Protection

Establishes and enforces state water quality standards, has regulatory responsibilities pertaining to wetlands, stormwater, dredging and habitat protection. Additionally, FDEP's Office of Coastal & Auquatic Managed Areas is responsible for the Loxahatchee River - Lake Worth Creek Aquatic Preserve. The federal government, specifically the US Fish & Wildlife Service, is responsible for the Wild & Scenic portion of the Loxahatchee.

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Florida Park Service

Manages environmental and recreational components of Jonathan Dickinson State Park, Atlantic Ridge Preserve State Park and co-manages Loxahatchee River Corridor with Palm Beach County.

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Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission

Serves as the biological consultants on fisheries and fish habitats to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. Manages environmental and recreational components of Pal Mar and Corbett Wildlife Areas.

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Florida Department of Community Affairs

Reviews comprehensive plans, comprehensive plan amendments and land development regulations within the Loxahatchee River watershed.

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Florida Department of Transportation

Involved in the acquisition, construction and maintenance of transportation corridors, and their associated storm water facilities, within the Loxahatchee River watershed.

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Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services

Develops agricultural best management practices to enhance water quality and increase irrigation efficiency and administers the Wetland Reserve Program.

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Florida Marine Patrol

Provides manatee protection, navigation markings, speed zones and water safety.

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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 6, 2016
Friends of the Loxahatchee Meeting
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