Environmental Resources Management receives award
With more than 500 film-goers in attendance, Palm Beach County’s Department of Environmental Resources Management was recently presented with the Loxahatchee River Historical Society’s Outstanding Stewardship Award at the third annual Wild and Scenic Film Festival.
“This special award honors individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to the preservation and sustainability of our environmental and historical heritage,” said Jamie Stuve, president and CEO of the Loxahatchee River Historical Society.
The mission of Environmental Resources Management is to establish, maintain and implement programs to protect, preserve and enhance the land and water resources of Palm Beach County. This amounts to the management of more than 31,000 acres of Palm Beach County’s “last wild places,” including Juno Dunes, Delaware Scrub, Jupiter Ridge, Limestone Creek, North Jupiter Flatwoods, Cypress Creek, Pine Glades, Jackson Riverfront Pines, and the natural areas of the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Outstanding Natural Area. In addition to creating the lagoon area at the Outstanding Natural Area, this work includes removal of invasive plant species and conducting biological surveys and inventories. ¦