Partnerships

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  • Friends of the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge

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    Friends of the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee NWR, a non-profit Friends of the Refuge organization, supports environmental education and services at the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee NWR. It depends on membership fees and private contributions and is grateful to those who help fund projects such as the Visitor Center, internships, interpretive signage, research, student education, and informational literature. Volunteer opportunities are available with the Friends nature store located in the Refuge Visitor Center. Visit the Friends of the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge’s website to learn more.

  • Loxahatchee Adventures

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    Canoe rentals are available through Loxahatchee Adventures. Hours of operation are Friday through Sunday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. The last launch will be at 3:00 pm. Loxahatchee Adventures is located at the west end of Lee Road in Boynton Beach, FL.

    For rentals or more information call (855) 916-5692 or connect with Loxahatchee Adventures on Facebook.

  • FAU Pine Jog Environmental Education Center

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    This partnership supports a brand new program called "Growing our Urban Earth Force". It will involve at least 24 teens from low-income schools over the next two years in helping them address environmental issues in their own communities. The teens will work in groups to identify issues that affect their communities and design projects to help address them. Teams will be guided by local educators, scientists, and environmental professionals and solutions will be presented to their peers and leaders. Visit the Florida Atlantic University Pine Jog Environmental Education Center's website to learn more.

  • Community Greening

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    This partnership provides funding to help support their Youth Tree Team - a program that employs a team of local teens to work on a variety of environmental projects in the surrounding communities. Their work focuses on increasing tree canopy in low-income neighborhoods while also providing practical skills and training for the teens to succeed in "green" careers. Funding will help sponsor seven additional teens for two years who, in addition to their existing efforts, will create Pocket Refuges, maintain existing urban plantings, and participate in community environmental events. Visit Community Greening’s website to learn more.

     

  • National Wildlife Refuge Association

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    The Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge will be providing funding to the National Wildlife Refuge Association (NWRA) to hire a South Florida Regional Refuge Partnership Specialist (RRPS) for two years. This position will help fulfill our vision to reach beyond refuge boundaries and engage new audiences in conservation principles. The RRPS will support and work with Friends, partners, and other stakeholders as well as participate in programs and events relevant to the goals and operations of the UWCP in South Florida. The NWRA is committed to funding this position in year 3 and collaborating on a long-term funding plan. Visit the National Wildlife Refuge Association’s website to learn more.

  • Audubon Society of the Everglades

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    Audubon’s mission is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth's biological diversity. Audubon Society of the Everglades has been a Refuge Keeper of the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee NWR since the late 1990’s. Besides being the initial organization supporting the annual Everglades Day Festival, the Society also conducts bird walks and programming for visitors of all ages at the refuge. Visit the Audubon Everglades website to learn more.