The Loxahatchee River Environmental Center 'River Center' opened August
23, 2008. The beautiful aquariums trace the Loxahatchee River from its
headwaters in Palm Beach County through the cypress-dominated floodplain
in the Wild & Scenic segment, past the sand bar, and finally out to the
coral reefs through Jupiter Inlet. Explore the history of the watershed,
its majestic environmental value, the modifications and problems
associated with ever-increasing human population and development, and
programs and projects underway to help preserve and restore this valuable
and unique system.
The mission of the Navarre Beach Marine Science Station is to promote the appreciation, conservation, and understanding of the marine ecosystem of coastal Florida through education and service. Located at the Navarre Beach Park in Santa Rosa County, the center is the focal point of marine, natural resource and watershed education for Northwest Florida K-12 students, 4-H, and the community.
Previously destined to become the site of luxury condominiums, the land that is now Lovers Key State Park was donated to the people of Florida so that its beaches and mangrove forests can be preserved for all to enjoy. Hop in a kayak or lounge under an umbrella on the shore. Explore serene canals and lagoons that are favorite grazing spots for manatee and shorebirds. You may see the calm turquoise waters broken by a dolphin’s dorsal fin or by the strike of an osprey’s talons.
From Ice Age animals to Native Americans to early pioneers, Pine Island Conservation Area has a rich history. Mastodon tusks, pottery sherds, and 19th century farm tools found on site help piece together the story of this special place.
Come inside the oldest standing home in Brevard County, the 1875 Sams family cabin. Travel back in time here and along the paved trail where interactive exhibits highlight Pine Island's many past inhabitants.
This unique refuge was established in 1931 to provide wintering habitat for migratory birds. It is one of the oldest refuges in the National Wildlife Refuge System. It encompasses 68,000 acres spread out between Wakulla, Jefferson, and Taylor counties along the Gulf Coast of northwest Florida. The refuge includes coastal marshes, islands, tidal creeks and estuaries of seven north Florida rivers and is home to a diverse community of plant and animal life. The refuge also has strong ties to a rich cultural past, and is home to the St.
Located at the north end of Upper Tampa Bay, the preserve encompasses a wide diversity of upland and coastal plant communities. The 396-acre preserve is managed through an interlocal agreement with the city of Oldsmar, which is responsible for the management of two recreational areas.
In the early years, SportsAbility Alliance primarily provided outdoor adventures for people of all abilities. Now, SportsAbility Alliance is providing and advocating for outdoor, indoor, virtual and even virtual reality activities. Our headquarters is in Tallahassee but, we work with our many partners to provide programming all over Florida. People of all abilities that participate in our events come from far and wide to experience activities such as boating, SCUBA, sky diving, art, rugby, archery, fishing, shooting sports, paddling and more!
The Florida Fishing Academy (FFA) is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization formed in 2006 for the purpose of empowering at-risk youth with positive life skills, alternatives to destructive or antisocial behavior and a sense of responsibility for shaping the world around them. FFA uses fishing as a vehicle for delivering these lessons, weaving effective life, environmental and social skills into a youth-oriented, hands-on sports angling curriculum. They have, to date, helped to change the lives of thousands of deserving children.
Following the Girl Scout tradition, the Girl Scouts of Citrus build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. We are the leading organization for girls in Central Florida, and our focus is the wholesome development of girls. Our Riverpoint Program Center is located in Merritt Island on a 24 acre water-front site, which includes the Alford Lodge built before 1880, and was renovated by Citrus Council in 1976.