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This Saturday, September 21st is International Coastal Clean Up day around the world. International Coastal Clean Up Day is the world’s largest event where volunteers come together to help clean up our beaches and help to protect marine life. The event happens every year and volunteers from over 100 countries head to their local beaches and coastline to show their support for a cleaner ocean.

Here are some Clean Up events going on this Saturday in Palm Beach County. If you wish to volunteer, you can pre-register by contacting the coordinator listed for each clean up location. You can also call Keep Palm Beach County Beautiful at 561-686-6646 or email them at info@keepPBCbeautiful.org for more on how to register.

Jupiter:
Where: Carlin Park (400 S. A1A)

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The Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach is a sea turtle rehabilitation, research and education center. The center is a non-profit that promotes the conservation of the ocean’s ecosystems and focuses on endangered and threatened sea turtles.

The center offers onsite rehabilitation center for injured and endangered sea turtles, aquariums, research laboratories. The Center continues to monitor the turtles progress for their recovery before releasing the sea turtle back into the ocean.

Every day the center hosts numerous events and this weekend there is plenty of events for everyone to enjoy.

Friday, September 13th: Public Guided Tours at 2 pm

Public Guided Tours: The tours are offered seven days a week and includes a tour throughout the facility and…

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Palm Beach County is home to over 125 miles of waterways and what better way than to grab a boat and head to some of the county’s most popular sandbars.

Throughout certain times of the day, the tide lowers and creates a natural sand bar along the intracoastal for boaters to stop. Here you’ll find friends, neighbors and the community gathering together along the sandbar for hours at a time enjoying the sand and sun.

Here are some of the most popular sandbars in the area.

The Jupiter/Tequesta Sandbar:
The sandbar is located along the Loxahatchee River, a little north of the Jupiter Inlet and Intracoastal. On any given weekday or weekend throughout the year, the popular sandbar is certainly the place to be and hang out for the day. The sandbar boosts views of…

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The Juno Beach Fishing Pier is a popular attraction in Palm Beach County for local fishermen and tourists for fishing and photos of the view.

The 990-foot-long fishing pier is a T-shape that offers visitors a full-service Pier House and great salt-water fishing. The Pier House at the beginning of the pier is filled with a guest service team, bags of ice, a gift shop, snacks, drinks, and various fishing gear. You can also rent fishing poles daily from the Pier House.

The pier is part of the Loggerhead Marinelife Center’s Responsible Pier Initiative which is a program designed to work directly with fishing piers and fishermen to promote a healthy pier environment for the Marinelife and sea turtles. The program is the first is in kind and started in 2012 and…

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Since 2010, the State of Florida requires that any person who wishes to operate a vessel with more than 10 horsepower and is born after January 1st, 1988, must complete and pass a boater safety course.

Florida does not have a “Boating License” but a Boater Safety Education Identification Card is proof of a successful completion of the course and exam. Good news for you is that the Identification Card is valid for life and requires no follow up courses or renewal fees. You are just asked to review your notes to keep up with the boating rules and regulations.

There are some boating safety education exceptions for those who are born after January 1st, 1988. Those exceptions include those licensed by the U.S. Coast Guard as a master of a vessel, those…

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This weekend, the Loggerhead Marinelife Center is hosting a Back to School BioBlitz event. BioBlitz is a science effort to record as many species as possible within a designated location in a short period of time.

This Saturday, the Marinelife Center is hosting the event for everyone to enjoy. The morning will be filled with fun activities to identify local marine species for science. The family friendly event begins at 8 am to 11 am this Saturday, September 7th at Coral Cove Park in Tequesta.

Those who attend can choose between snorkeling, free dive, or some other method to observe Marinelife in shallow waters. In order to participate in the event, an underwater camera is required to capture pictures. If you choose not to swim, you can help clean up the…

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This Saturday join a group of Blue Friends and Lynne Wells and head to Juno Beach for their monthly beach clean-up. The beach clean-ups occur on the third Saturday of every month.

The clean- up starts at 8:30 am and last approximately an hour long. Following the clean-up there will be a light breakfast sponsored by Another Broken Egg Café and Whole Foods Market. Complimentary coffee will be provided by Oceana Coffee.

If you plan on attending, you are asked to bring a bucket, gloves and closed toe shoes to help remove the litter and keep our beaches clean. The beach clean-ups are a popular event in Juno Beach because of the Loggerhead Marinelife Center and the popular sea turtle nesting areas located on the beaches. Juno Beach is one of the most popular…

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The iconic Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum is prepping for new projects on the property. The new projects are aimed to help preserve the land from every changing environment and to help preserve Jupiter’s history.

The Lighthouse is surrounded by more than 120 acres of native habitat and the Lighthouse and Museum is always finding ways to enhance and improve the land and surroundings.

The historic lighthouse was constructed in 1860 and was used to save ships from wrecking in the reefs offshore. The site has been used and eventually included a U.S. Weather Bureau Station, a Navy radio station during WWII, and a U.S. Air Force missile tracking station. The Lighthouse today still operates as a navigation aid for those on the water.

In the 1970’s, the…

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Another Sea Turtle Sleepover is happening this Friday night, June 28th at the Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach.

The popular event is an exclusive nighttime program that offers the ultimate sleepover, tours of the Sea Turtle Hospital, activities, scavenger hunts, an ocean themed movie, tours of the aquariums, pizza, snacks and much more. You are welcomed to bring your own snacks and drinks, but you are asked to bring your food and drinks in a reusable container. The Sea Turtle Sleepover is for children ages 8 through 12 years old.

The sleepover is a drop- off only event but parents and chaperones are invited to stay the night but must be present for all activities during the event.

You must register to attend to hold your spot due to limited…

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This Thursday, the Loggerhead Marinelife Center is planning on releasing another healthy sea turtle back into the ocean. The center is planning to release James IV on Thursday morning at 10:30 am with pre-release procedures beginning at 10 am.

The event will start at the Loggerhead Marinelife Center at 10 am where the center will go over how they found the turtle and its recovery process before being released.

James IV was brought to the center in early April and is a juvenile loggerhead sea turtle. The sea turtle patient was hooked by a recreational fisherman at the Juno Beach Pier. While in the hands of the sea turtle research and rehabilitation center, the sea turtle received antibiotics and was cleared to be released last week.

The Sea Turtle…

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