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For six brown pelicans, freedom was only a few flaps of their wings away. Two adult and four juvenile pelicans were released back into the wild last week by Busch Wildlife Sanctuary.  Busch Wildlife Sanctuary is a wildlife hospital and education center headquartered in the Town of Jupiter since 1983.

For nearly two months, the pelicans were patients at the sanctuary's wildlife hospital. Some had been treated for injuries incurred after they became entangled in fishing gear. The others were treated for exhaustion because of migration.

The pelicans were transported to the beach at Carlin Park in small carriers, one bird per carrier. As soon as their doors were opened the pelicans immediately flew due east, landing softly on the flat, calm,

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The Andrew “Red” Harris Foundation has been artificial reef building over the past 7 years. The Foundation is in Jupiter and pursued the foundation's mission of "enhancing and protecting the marine environment" by raising over $2 million to build over 1.5 miles of new reefs offshore of Jupiter and Juno Beach.

The Foundation was created to honor the memory of Andrew Harris who was struck by a boat while snorkeling in the Jupiter Inlet on June 8, 2014. The foundation’s work will help assure the long-term health and vibrancy of the local marine environment where Andrew loved to dive and fish.

The Andrew “Red” Harris Foundation is a 501C3 founded in July 2014 that strives to build and enhance the marine environment in northern Palm Beach County by

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The River Center in Jupiter is open to the public on selected days of the week for tours and events. The Loxahatchee River Environmental Center or just The River Center opened in August 2008 and features a collection of freshwater and saltwater aquariums with native sea life including touch tanks.

The mission of the River Center is to foster a sense of environmental stewardship for the Loxahatchee River’s diverse watershed through quality exhibits, educational programs, and meaningful events.  The center features live aquatic tanks, interactive exhibits, and a touch tank that represent the Loxahatchee River system.

Currently the River Center is open to the public on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 12 pm to 4 pm. The center provides a fun and

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The latest update regarding Jupiter’s U.S. One bridge is that it may be postponed. The Jupiter U.S. One bridge may not close for replacement until 2023. 

The temporary detour for the bridge construction will begin in the spring of 2023 and will take approximately 20 months. Construction is scheduled to be complete in mid-2025. Click HERE for the complete article.

To view the Jupiter Presentation for the Jupiter U.S. 1 Bridge Replacement Project, please click HERE.

Additional information regarding the project can be located on the Town of Jupiter website at: https://www.jupiter.fl.us/1658/FDOT-Project-on-the-US1-Bridge  and on the Florida Department of Transportation website: https://www.fdot.gov/projects/jupiterus1bridge/main

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The Coastal Center Florida Oceanographic  objective is to involve the community interested in marine life and coastline ecosystems by presenting interactive experiences which are encouraging and informative. Motivating the community to preserve the environment for the future. The Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center located in Martin County, on 57 acres of land between the Indian River Lagoon and the Atlantic Ocean

The employees and volunteers at the Coastal Center are passionate about what they do, they are bringing attention and care to the marine life. The touch tanks are very popular amongst the visitors. This is where sea urchins, horseshoe crabs and stingrays can be seen, touched and even fed. The sea turtle pavilion allows visitors to

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Paddle board or kayak along cypress knees on the Loxahatchee River for a throw back in time to the early settlers’ days in Jupiter and Tequesta.  Take in the remarkable river scenery and the ecosystems that the Loxahatchee River supports including cypress knees. 

What is a cypress knee you ask? A cypress knee is a unique characteristic of a cypress tree forming above the roots. Their purpose is mysterious, and they are generally seen on trees growing in swamps. Some current theories say that they might help to “aerate the tree's roots, create a barrier to catch sediment and reduce erosion, assist in anchoring the tree in the soft and muddy soil, or any combination thereof”. 

The Loxahatchee River is one of the best ways to see Old Florida up

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Floridians already knew that this is one of the best states to live in and now it has been confirmed by U.S. News & World Report!  Florida ranked No. 10 in U.S. News & World Report’s rankings of best states in the country. It also ranks among the top five states in education and among the top 10 states in the economy and fiscal stability categories. As a Florida resident, it is hard to believe that the beaches of Jupiter, nightlife in South Beach, and infamous Worth Avenue in Palm Beach, that Florida did not rank higher in the standings.

States were ranked in 71 metrics across eight main categories:

-        Health care

-        Education

-        Economics

-        Infrastructure

-        Opportunities

-        Fiscal stability

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When you think of South Florida, many expensive zip codes come to mind–Palm Beach, Jupiter Island, Star Island, Orchid Island and many more.  But is one of those areas the most costly zip code in Florida? 

Homeownership is the definitive symbol of achieving the “American Dream”. It is also the largest purchase most Americans will ever make. Naturally, home values are not uniform across the country, and in nearly every state, there is at least one ZIP code where the median home sale value is well above the national average.  

Housing prices are determined by supply and demand forces as well as what buyers are willing to pay and thusly influenced largely by what they are inclined to offer. Not shockingly, in places where the median home sale price

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Save a life and adopt a real manatee. Manatees travel freely around Florida.  Manatees can be spotted throughout Southeast Florida’s rivers and coastal waters.  Manatees are Florida’s official state marine mammal. Save the Manatee Organization is an award-winning national nonprofit 501(c)(3) and membership-based organization established in 1981 by singer/songwriter, Jimmy Buffett, and former U.S. Senator, Bob Graham, when he was governor of Florida. Funds from the Club’s Adopt-A-Manatee program go toward efforts to help protect manatees and their habitat. Unlike other animal adoption programs, the manatees in our adoption programs are real, living manatees with known histories. The Save the Manatee Organizations mission is to protect manatees and

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Beginning on the first of April 2021 stand up paddle boarding will be offered at MacArthur Beach State Park, 10900 Jack Nicklaus Drive, North Palm Beach.  The paddle boards and instruction will be provided by High Point Paddle Adventures at MacBeach. Depending on the season, you may see wildlife including manatees, dolphins, mullet, snook rays and a variety of birds. You do not have to be an expert to paddle the calm waters of the park's estuary. 

Learn of the beauty and abundant nature of the “Real Florida” via standup paddle board.  Be guided by experienced native Floridians who are certified, licensed, and insured. Whether you are a beginner trying to stand on the board and take your first strokes, or an experienced paddler looking to improve

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