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    Kid's Fishing Day

    On Saturday, June 10th youth under age 12 can learn about knot tying, fish ID, casting, ethics, and more! Reservations are required.

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    Stay up to date with the latest wildlife sightings, events, and news through our Facebook page.

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    eBird Trail Tracker

    Find out what birds are being seen at the refuge, including the most recent sightings.

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  • Canoe Trail

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    Everything from special events, tours and lectures, paddles and walks, find an activity that is right for you.

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    Do you know a 4th Grader?

    Claim your 4th grade Every Kid in a Park Pass at Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee NWR.

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Volunteer at Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee NWR


Become a volunteer at the refuge today to help conserve and protect our nations' wildlife and teach thousands of visitors that their actions today determine the conservation legacy of tomorrow.

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About the Complex

Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee Refuge Complex

The Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee Refuge Complex is composed of two national widlife refuges in southeastern Florida.

Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee is managed as part of the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee Refuge Complex.

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About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife, and plants.

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On the Refuge

  • eBird Trail Tracker

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    Discover what birds have been seen recently at the refuge using Cornell Lab of Ornithology's eBird Trail Tracker.

    eBird Trail Tracker
  • Calendar of Events

    Canoe Trail

    Everything from special events, tours and lectures, paddles and walks, find an activity that is right for you.

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  • Invasive species create an imbalance in the ecosystem


    An invasive species is one that is not native to an ecosystem and which causes, or is likely to cause, economic or environmental harm or harm to human health. Invasive species are harmful to our natural resources (fish, wildlife, plants and overall ecosystem health) because they disrupt natural communities and ecological processes. This causes harm to the native species because they are forced to compete with a new species for the same resources (food, water, shelter, etc.). The invasive species typically outcompete the native species for food and habitats and sometimes even cause their extinction. Even if the native species are not completely eliminated, the ecosystem often becomes much less diverse. A less diverse ecosystem is more susceptible to further disturbances from diseases and natural disasters.

    Invasive Species Management
Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted., Snail kite - Lance Warley, Nile monitor - FWC
Last Updated: May 22, 2017
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