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The Manatee Lagoon is the perfect place to bring your kids or friends to beat the heat this summer in Florida! The Manatee Lagoon is an FPL Discovery Center that overlooks the warm Intracoastal Waters of the Palm Beach Inlet. The lagoon fills up with manatees year round but especially during the winter months when the warm water runs off of the Florida Power and Light Company’s Next Generation Clean Energy Center. During the cooler months, this clean energy initiative production. 

The Manatee Lagoon is new, just opened in February of this year.  The facility is 16,000 square feet and boasts interactive, hands-on and educational exhibits and displays and it offers a two-level educational center and display decks, a gift shop, and café and picnic areas.

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Explore all of the incredible, local ecosystems of Florida in one small park, Juno Dunes Natural Area. Take a leisurely stroll, relaxing bike ride or a fast paced hike through the pristine natural environment of Juno Dunes Natural Area in Juno Beach. 

This 569-acre preserve features miles of trails for biking and hiking, oceanfront tract facilities for easy beach access, boat slips on the Intracoastal Waterway, picnic tables, restrooms and a kiosk with informational brochures and maps. 

This natural preserve is home to 12 unique, native ecosystems: beach dune, coastal strand, maritime hammock, hydric hammock, scrub, scrubby flatwoods, xeric hammock, mesic flatwoods, wet flatwoods, basin marsh, depression march and mangrove swamp. The variety of

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Most of us Florida locals have had the luxury of going to the beach or even taking a beach tour but to have that experience on horseback is a whole new adventure. The horseback tours at the Fredrick Douglass Park Hutchinson Island are something you must add to your bucket list. 

These guided beach tours are the perfect way to take a special adventure with family and friends right here in south Florida. They begin at the Frederick Douglass Memorial Park and then proceed to take you onto the soft sandy beaches of Hutchinson Island. the tours offer every guest their own horse and you will get to walk and trot along the coast. Horseback Beach Tours take place year round on specific scheduled dates. Other days during the week may be scheduled by special

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Experience Jupiter’s gorgeous beaches with a new perspective, by taking a guided tour of the beaches with the knowledgable staff of Loggerhead Marinelife Center. The “Living Beaches” tours show you just how alive the beach ecosystems of Florida really are. From the dunes to the ocean and even the sand, its all full of life. 

Every Monday morning at 10:30am, the tours begin.  “Living Beaches” tours are interactive, providing the guests with a great opportunity to ask questions, touch and feel the environment.  The staff give an educational lecture as you walk along the beach. the discussion covers the different types of plants and animal species that reside in the beach environment and their relationships with one another.  Each tour lasts about an hour

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The Hobe Sound Nature Center is a quiet and pristine little park found in the charming town of Hobe Sound, Florida. The park offers access to the Intracoastal Waterway as well as the to the ocean. The sand is soft and the foliage is lush and full of wildlife. 

A fabulous place to go for the day to enjoy a warm summer day at the beach or on the Intracoastal or to experience a learning filled day! The Hobe Sound Nature Center is a private, non-profit organization that has devoted its existence to promoting environmental awareness amongst people of the community both young and old. The Hobe Sound Nature center offers a great variety of educational classes and programs ranging from guided walks to classes in the indoor nature center about local wildlife

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photo by Cornelia Fischer

In support of World Oceans Day Waterfront Properties would like to promote the free resources and ideas of the Youth Advisory Council. Whether you live here in Jupiter, FL or around the globe, please help promote June 8th and help our wonderful oceans all year long.
The theme for 2016 is “Healthy Oceans, Healthy Planet”. Organizations and Individuals around the world are asked to help prevent the pollution of plastics in our ocean. If we all just helped a little, it would go a long way.

Here are a few South Florida Events:

June 08 @ 6:30 p.m. - 08 @ 9:00 p.m. Coral Gables Museum
June 11 @ 9:00 a.m. Carlin Park


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Vero Beach is a charming seaside town found in the Treasure Coast region of Florida, located about an hour north of Jupiter. The Treasure Coast is the central expanse of Floridian coastline where numerous Spanish galleons crashed ashore during a hurricane in 1715, thus earning its name. 

The town of Vero Beach is comprised of beautiful coastal estates; small streets filled with boutiques, restaurants and laid back resorts. White sand beaches and turquois waters are the true treasures of the beach town. Every so often a beachcomber will find a piece of the lost treasure that gives the area its famous name. 

Vero Beach is the perfect place to have a relaxing “stay-cation” right here in Florida. Choose a leisurely weekend with a stay at the

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This time of year is sea turtle nesting season in Florida. The majestic sea turtles make their way out of the ocean and onto shore to lay their eggs. During the summer months, Jupiter becomes a safe haven for nesting turtles that have been coming to lay their eggs on these beaches for hundreds of years. 

The town makes a great effort to change all of the beach road lighting to an ambient red color that will not disturb the turtles and prevent them from coming ashore to nest. The traffic lights get a special filter that makes the light only noticeable to cars driving along the road and the correct angle and of course there are strict rules observers must follow when it comes to watching the turtles nest. You may come to the beach to watch the turtles

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Have you ever wanted to see a manatee in its natural environment? This is your chance! The Mangroves and Manatees tours at the Jupiter Outdoor Center get you up close and personal with the gentle giants that populate our warm Floridian waters. 

Take an adventure with your friends and family by exploring the mangrove islands throughout the Intracoastal Waterways of Jupiter. The tours take you throughout these mangrove islands to spot the sweet manatees swimming below the surface. Depending on the tide and weather the tours take place at different locations and times of day. You may find yourself exploring around the Jupiter Lighthouse, near the Indiantown Bridge, off of Jupiter Island or even Pelican Island. So, even if you’ve done this tour before you

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Weeks ago, the town announced it would be closing the beloved and highly trafficked Burt Reynolds Park West in Jupiter to add some new improvements. The plan was to close the park fro June 1 to December 31. But after an outpouring of concern from local boaters and fishermen in regard to the success of their business and leisure surrounding the world of boating, the town delayed the improvements. 

There has not been a new release of when the park will be closed for construction yet, but fear not local boaters, it will not happen this summer. 


The plans for the new park call for adding two-dozen parking spaces large enough to fit a vehicle and boat trailer and to reduce the number of spaces for vehicles without trailers.

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