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14 Refuges: Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge

The 4 million acres of land and waters that USFWS Southeast Region operate is a little more than one percent of the total lands across the Southeast. This same region is home to one of the National Wildlife Refuge System’s crown jewels and a designated urban wildlife refuge – Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge. Nestled snugly between South Florida’s sugarcane field to the west and Palm Beach’s polo grounds to the east, this natural oasis remains the vestige of the Northern Everglades.

David Vela, Urban Coordinator for A.R.M. Loxahatchee NWR has had the pleasure of working with many community groups, academic institutions, students, Friends and volunteers in the Miami-Ft. Lauderdale-Palm Beach metropolitan area to introduce this iconic refuge and their efforts of reaching beyond the traditional boundaries to engage with and connect the people of South Florida to the importance of protecting and preserving this invaluable asset set aside for the wildlife conservation.

Click here to learn more about his experiences and A.R.M. Loxahatchee’s urban refuge program

 


NWRA’s Urban Refuge Program – Protecting our Conservation Future strives to reach beyond refuge boundaries to engage with and connect people of all ages to nature and our Refuge System.

Permanent link to this article: https://www.refugeassociation.org/2018/07/14-refuges-arthur-r-marshall-loxahatchee-national-wildlife-refuge/

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