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    Calendar of Events

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

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    Everglades Non-Native Fish Round Up

    The 8th Annual Everglades Non-Native Fish Round-Up will be held on April 28 & 29. Register now!

    Everglades Non-Native Fish Round Up

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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.

    Every Kid in A Park

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    Urban Refuge Film

    A new short film by Tandem Stills + Motion asks Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee NWR and partners what it means to be an Urban Refuge.

    Urban Wildlife Conservation Program

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Volunteer at Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee NWR

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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

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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

  • 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

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    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
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Last Updated: Apr 25, 2017
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