The Mission of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service: working with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.
The Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge vision is to serve as an outstanding showcase for ecosystem management that restores, protects and enhances a portion of the unique northern Everglades biological community. This public asset provides for the enjoyment and enhanced quality of life for present and future generations.
The refuge is a partner with the School District of Palm Beach County and is listed on their field experience free busing facilities list. The refuge offers educational programming for pre-kindergarten students through senior citizens. We offer educational programming to non-formal student groups as well. A calendar of events for public interpretative tours and talks is offered year-round.
Everglades Day Festival, the annual free family friendly festival, held on the second Saturday in February has drawn crowds (including famillies) as high as 4,500. We offer a Kids Fishing Day, held in conjuction with National Fishing and Boating Week during June. We also offer alligator and waterfowl/coot hunting including a youth waterfowl hunt in the winter season.