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General Information
Wildpine Ecological Laboratory

To assist with research programs, the Loxahatchee River District has a state-certified laboratory which provides the needed scientific staff, equipment and professional analysis of daily plant operations, as well as an extensive river research program.

The WildPine Lab also maintains the plant's safety standards through continuous monitoring and testing, ensuring the operations of the plant remain in compliance with all state and federal standards.

Ecological studies conducted by the WildPine staff, from the monitoring of seagrasses to oyster reefs to water quality, are critical to the management of the watershed. The WildPine Lab also houses an extensive library of past and present data and reports pertaining to the river collected by various agencies over the last thirty years.

The WildPine Lab also offers opportunities for public involvement, such as a community volunteer water quality monitoring program, and internships for high school and college students.

For more information, contact Lorene Bachman, Laboratory Manager, (561) 747-5700, ext. 143 or .

Qualifications & Certifications

The Loxahatchee River District's WildPine Ecological Laboratory is certified through the Florida Department of Health as NELAP (National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program) compliant in the examination of environmental samples (e.g., water samples) for microbiology and general chemistry analyses.

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Bibliography

If you would like to learn more about specific aspects of the river, the following provides a list of the most current reports and data on the river compiled by the WildPine Lab.

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Photo Gallery
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 7, 2016
Family Seine and Snorkel
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