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Loxahatchee River Preservation Initiative

The Loxahatchee River Preservation Initiative (LRPI) is the outgrowth of a watershed management effort that the Florida Department of Environmental Protection spearheaded in 1996. The LRPI was formed in 2000 with the single purpose of seeking out funding assistance for projects that would improve and protect the natural resources within the watershed.

Several key projects, critical to preserving the long-term health of the Loxahatchee, have not been implemented due to lack of resources and other regional priorities taking precedence. Urban stormwater improvements and the restoration of other tributaries including the estuarine portion of the river system are emphasized in the Loxahatchee River Preservation Initiative. Urban residents and river users will be the primary beneficiaries of our efforts to improve the water quality of the Loxahatchee. Over the past six years, the LRPI has been instrumental in kick starting over $34 million dollars in water quality enhancement projects. Within 2009, it is hoped that the momentum to restore this valuable resource will continue as much work remains to be completed.

 

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  • Location: 210 Military Trail Jupiter FL 33458
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