Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge

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Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge

Address:10216 Lee Rd
Boynton Beach, FL 33437

Phone:561-734-8303
Fax:561-369-7190
Web: www.fws.gov/loxahatchee
Established: 1951.
Location:6 miles west of Boynton Beach in southeastern Florida.
Facilities:Visitor center, boat ramp, boardwalk trails, observation tower, butterfly garden.
Activities:Boating, canoeing, fishing, hiking, biking, hunting.
Special Features:Occupying the last of the northern Everglades, the refuge provides habitat and protection for many endangered and threatened species, including the American alligator, snail kite, and wood stork.
Habitats: 147,392 acres of Everglades vegetation including cypress swamp, wet prairies, sloughs, sawgrass marshes, and tree islands.
Access: Open daily from sunrise to sunset.
Wild life: Concentrations of migratory waterfowl, migratory passerines, and wading birds. Refuge includes rookeries for several species of herons and egrets, as well as anhinga and white ibis.

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In late 2012, land managers once again began to report large larval feeding events, known as brown outs, in areas of Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, Jonathan Dickinson State Park, and Barley Barber Swamp Conservation Area (pers.
The solution set to be implemented is the creation of a 35,000-acre buffer to separate the agriculture areas south of Lake Okeechobee from Everglades National Park and the 100,000-acre Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge.
Last year the state agreed to purchase 37,000 acres of farmland adjacent to the Everglades, which will be turned into artificial marshland to filter runoff before it ends up in the national park and the nearby Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge.
Of the 4 remaining sites, there was no mite activity at the site in Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, but the other three, all located within Jonathan Dickinson State Park, had very low levels of galling, i.
February 4-5 Youth Waterfowl Hunt dates signal the end of duck hunting for the year on the big marshes of South Florida, including Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge and WMAs such as Everglades/Francis Taylor.