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Lecture Series-Learning at Loxahatchee-“SNAKES”-March 21

ARTHUR R. MARSHALL LOXAHATCHEE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE–LEARNING AT LOXAHATCHEE-Lecture Series Schedule:  The following programs are being offered.  Please come and join us! Questions? Contact:  Serena J. Rinker  561-735-6029 (office)   or 561-523-2604 (cell)

Native Snakes of Loxahatchee

Thursday, March 21st at 1:30 pm • Meet at the Visitor Center

Speaker: Veronica Kelly • U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service • Refuge Ranger

Description: Loxahatchee’s own snake enthusiast, Veronica Kelly, will discuss the snakes of Loxahatchee and help debunk some common snake myths. Live snakes will be on display.

The Everglades Living Laboratory

Thursday, April 11th at 1:30 pm • Meet at the Visitor Center

Speaker: Eric Cline • South Florida Water Management District • Wetlands Ecologist

Description: Eric will report what we have learned from studying the unique living

Laboratory of the Everglades, the Loxahatchee Impoundment Landscape Assessment.

Location: The refuge is located off U.S. 441/SR 7, two miles south of SR 804 (Boynton Beach Blvd.) and three miles north of SR 806 (Delray Beach’s Atlantic Avenue).

Hours: The refuge is currently open from 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., seven days a week. Refuge hours are posted at each entrance. The Visitor Center hours are 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., seven days a week.

Admission: An entrance fee of $5.00 per vehicle or $1.00 per pedestrian is charged. A variety of annual passes, including a $12.00 refuge specific annual pass, are available. Please visit the refuge website at http://www.fws.gov/refuge/ arm_loxahatchee or call the Administration Office at (561) 732-3684.

Our Mission: The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. We are both a leader and trusted partner in fish and wildlife conservation, known for our scientific excellence, stewardship of lands and natural resources, dedicated professionals, and commitment to public service. For more information on our work and the people who make it happen, visit www.fws.gov. Connect with our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/usfwssoutheast, follow our tweets at www.twitter.com/usfwssoutheast, watch our YouTube Channel at http://www.youtube.com/usfws and download photos from our Flickr page at http://www.flickr.com/photos/usfwssoutheast.