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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.
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2015 Night on the Loxahatchee: River Rhapsody
In the waning light of day on July 10, 1860, the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse flashed its guiding beacon out across the seas for the first time. The completion of the lighthouse not only signaled a new era of safe navigation, but also served as a central point for a wide variety of communication technologies that helped turn the region from a sparsely populated “end of the line” settlement into a vibrant community living off the bounty of resources along the Loxahatchee River and Atlantic coast. It is only fitting then that this period of growth during the late 19th Century will be showcased at this year’s highly anticipated Night on the Loxahatchee fundraiser to benefit the River Center.
Ebb & Flow Volunteer Newsletter
Learn more about what our water quality volunteers are doing and their monitoring on the Loxahatchee River.
Featured on CNN! Diamond Ring Recovered in Sewer
Check out the latest story about the Loxahatchee River District as featured on CNN.
Events Calendar
March 5, 2015
WRAC meeting
March 5, 2015
Starfish and Coffee Storytime
March 5, 2015
Pal Mar Mtg.
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