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The Wakodahatchee Wetlands is a park located in Delray Beach, Florida. The park was created on 50 acres of unused utility land and transformed into a recreation wetland open to the public with a three-quarter mile boardwalk that crosses between open water pond areas, emergent marsh areas, shallow shelves, and islands with shrubs and snags to foster nesting and roosting. The boardwalk has interpretive signage as well as gazebos with benches along the way.

The Wakodahatchee Wetlands is part of the South section of the Great Florida Birding Trail and offers many opportunities to observe birds in their natural habitats.

Wakodahatchee has a three-quarter-mile boardwalk, and along the way, you will see birds that are so used to the passing people and

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The annual Winter Equestrian Festival starts this January at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington. Wellington is the home to the world’s premier winter equestrian event every year.

Each year participates range in age from 2 years old to 70 years old and more than 6,000 horses compete for more than a half a billion dollars. The Winter Equestrian Festival starts in early January and ends in late March. During the course of the three months, the festival is the longest and largest running horse show that sees some of the best riders of their class. Riders come from all 50 states and more than 52 countries and feature adult amateurs, juniors, children and Olympians.

The Palm Beach International Equestrian Center is considered to be one

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Check your calendars for the Jupiter’s Annual Citizens’ Academy Program Jupiter U. The Town of Jupiter hosts the event several times a year and as of today Monday, January 6th registration is now open for the tours.

Throughout the year, the Town will host many residents for their Jupiter U tours. The tours are aimed for those who know and love everything about the lifestyle, history and living in Jupiter. The tours kick off with a welcome session at the historic Civic Center in Jupiter and will include a tour of the Dubois House, Train Depot Tour, Riverbend History Tour, and much more.

Jupiter U is a great and unique opportunity for residents to learn about government and lifestyle of their town. The tours are offered every spring and registration is now

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This weekend, the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum is hosting their Hike Through History event.

The Hike Through History includes a 2-mile journey through the lighthouse’s 120 acres Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Outstanding Natural Area. Along the way, guests will learn about the history that was shaped by nature.

The program is open to adults and children. Children must be accompanied by an adult and be at least 5 years old. Hiker footwear, active wear clothing, a hat and a full water bottle are recommended for the Hike. The Hike starts at the Museum’s flagpole and the event is weather dependent.

Admission is free but you are asked to reserve your spot due to limited space. To RSVP, click here.

Hike Through History Details:
When: Saturday, January 4th

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Every Friday morning during the month of January, the Loggerhead Marinelife Center is hosting their reoccurring popular Hammock Hike. The Hammock Hike is in honor of Gopher Tortoise Day on April 10th where the center will be leading the hike through Loggerhead Park.

The Hammock Hike includes members of the Loggerhead Marinelife Center staff leading a hike through the park to explore the Gopher tortoise habitat, to learn more about tortoises and maybe even see one along the journey. The Gopher tortoises are keystone species and have a huge impact on the ecosystem they live in. Today, the Gopher tortoise population is declining due to habitat loss, morality and illness.

The Loggerhead Marinelife Center is sampling and tagging the tortoises in Loggerhead

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The Palm Beach International Polo Season started this December 29th and last until mid-April 2020. Thousands of equestrians and Polo lovers flock to Palm Beach County’s Wellington every year to see some of the best Polo matches in the world.

Wellington is known as the Equestrian Capital of the world and the most popular destination for the Equestrian lifestyle. The Palm Beach International Polo Club and the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center are both located in Wellington.

Polo is one of the oldest equestrian sports and is a game played between two teams. Each team member uses a mallet to drive a wooden ball down the field to score points. The Polo Matches are played in Wellington every December 29th through the middle of April. Tickets are

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The holidays are a delightful time with lots of celebrations.  The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is partnering with Palm Beach County Law Enforcementto share the message and remind the public about the dangers of drunk driving. 

This New Year’s Eve, December 31, 2019, law enforcement will participate in the high-visibility national enforcement campaign, “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over”. During this time, local law enforcement will show zero tolerance for drunk driving. Increased state and national messages about the dangers of driving impaired, coupled with enforcement and increased officers on the road, aim to drastically reduce drunk driving on our Palm Beach County roadways.

Alcohol

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The Historic Jungle Trail winds for nearly 8 miles along a sandy road through the hammock habitat of Florida's barrier island north of Vero Beach in Martin County. The trail, really a hard-sandy road, and it is on the National Register of Historic Places. 

The historically significant trail was built in the 1920’s so that South Florida citrus growers could haul their produce up and down the barrier island.  The pathway ranges from Wabasso to the Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge. The Historic Jungle Trail is one of the best places in the area to see the barrier island plant life and wildlife. It is located very close to the Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge. Pelican Island NWR has been placed on the List of Ramsar Wetlands of

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Start the new year off with a peaceful, casual stroll through a Jupiter untouched natural area known as the Delaware Scrub Natural Area. The 16-acre parcel of land, located at 47 North Delaware Boulevard in Jupiter, was acquired by the Palm Beach County and Town of Jupiter in 2005. Such uncommon natural beauty is rarely seen in developed areas. The Delaware Scrub Natural Area features a canopy composed of cypress trees over a freshwater swamp. Most of the preserve has a paved path which meets a 300-foot boardwalk.  If you so choose, there is a sandy trail through the scrub to hike.

The Jupiter park area is situated on an offshoot of the National Wild and Scenic Loxahatchee River. The Jones Creek offshoot lies along the east side of the natural area. 

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Americans drink almost one billion gallons of orange juice each year. Luckily, living in Florida has its perks- fresh healthy orange juice year-round from local orange groves. Oranges have thrived in Florida due to the state’s sub-tropical temperatures, abundant rainfall, plenty of sunshine and unique, sandy soil. Florida Oranges tend to be juicier and taste and look different from other oranges because of Florida’s distinctive natural conditions. Don't know which companies are actually 100% Florida orange juice? Click here to read about a few. Florida orange juice is not like other juice- here’s why you should stop by your local fruit stand or grocery store to pick up this Floridian food staple.

Taste

Also known as sunshine in a glass, Florida

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