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Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Outstanding Natural Area - Projects

Click to Enlarge - Mangrove plantings in 2000    Click to Enlarge - Mangrove planting in 2002

In 2000, a restoration project was initiated to convert a dredge spoil area into a tidal lagoon.  The photo on the right taken in 2002 shows the rapid growth of the thousands of young red mangrove planted around the lagoon.


Click to Enlarge - Volunteers potting the red mangrove propagules  Click to Enlarge - Girl Scouts helped to set out young red mangroves

Tens of thousands of red mangrove propagules were collected, potted and later planted by volunteers for the new wetland.


Click to Enlarge - The prescribed burn was initated from the west side of the burn block  Click to Enlarge - Smoke column viewed  from the top of the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse

A five-acre prescribed burn was conducted by Palm Beach County, Department of Environmental Resources Management in January 2008.  This is the third prescribed burn conducted on the property. These burns regenerate overgrown oak scrub and reduce fuel levels in this urban setting.  


Click to Enlarge - Volunteers pulling love vine during National Public Lands Day

Volunteers pulling love vine during National Public Lands Day.


Click to Enlarge - Jupiter High School Environmental Research and Field Studies Academy test custom built sampling net in mouth of tidal lagoon

Jupiter High School Environmental Research and Field Studies Academy test custom built sampling net in mouth of tidal lagoon.