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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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