The water shone like a molten mirror and below the serene surface was a fish. Small, barely a dart of silver, yet fast. Glimmering in the early morning sun, the fish darted into the reeds before a small girl yelled out she could see it. The girl’s hair was deep hues of fierce crimson against her pale face. Her smile grew as much as spring flowers could open. Gumbo Limbo Nature Center volunteer John Jarvis said, “Kids and families like it and kids like the Harry Potter names for the turtles. Any upgrades we’re getting soon is really for a better future for the community.”

URGENT: THE EAB MEETING REGARDING BEACH DEVELOPMENT ON 8/29 HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. See the announcement:http://bocaraton.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=9&clip_id=1555 In the video, scroll to frame 1:21:05 for Andrea’s 'further business' on this matter. Beach development projects WILL come up before the EAB and City Council in the near future,...

Nutrients are what's causing algae blooms threatening South Florida beaches, turning our otherwise crystal clear water poisonous and brown. These aren't the kind of nutrients that are good for you like proteins and carbohydrates - instead these are the kind of nutrients plants use. Nitrogen and phosphorous are the two elements, the nutrients, that get into our freshwater systems and create environmental damage when their concentrations are too high. Beach-goers faced with warning signs and nasty water wonder how that damage occurs and where these two nutrients originate in South Florida waters.

Boca Save our Beaches is excited to announce the 2nd annual Stoked On Salt Ocean Conservation Day partnership! Come check out over 40 ocean conservation booths, local ocean artisits, kid's crafts, food booths, drinks, live music and a free screening of the movie DEEP on the...

4Oceans Boca Beach Cleanup I was invited by some friends to attend a beach cleanup at Spanish River Park and because I love the beach, I agreed to go.  As the sun rose on Saturday morning, so did I along with many other eco-savvy residents both...

The City of Boca Raton announced beach closures due to high bacteria counts. Residents have expressed their dismay and some have asked if Big Sugar is to blame. Water quality can be impacted by a variety of sources other than farming and industrial pollution. In the case of bacteria counts it's hard to pin the blame on the sugar industry. The source of that type of pollution is a lot closer to home. The bacteria that's closing Boca's beaches is not anything new, it's caused by runoff, water that runs into canals when it rains. Learn why this water reaching the ocean gets so dirty it closes the beaches.