February 25, 2007

Loxahatchee: Florida's 'river of turtles'


Significance: The Loxahatchee River is the only blackwater stream in south Florida. It has diverse fish and plant species containing a mix of temperate and subtropical species. Florida's first river to be designated a federal wild and scenic river.

Meaning: River of Turtles in Seminole language.

Location: Northern Palm Beach and southern Martin counties, north of Jupiter.

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5 comments:

Missouri Mule said...

Great picture! Man that looks like a pleasant way to spend the day.
You look like you know what you're doing, too. Now I'll be singing "Up the Lazy River" all morning!

Aikäne said...

Up the lazy river, how happy we will be, picnic at the old mill run.......

BlondeSense Liz said...

You know, I didn't think that such gorgeous settings were on the eastern coast of florida... and if they once were there, that mansions and hotels had taken them over.

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R2K said...

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