Jupiter Inlet Group Wins Excellence Award for Partnerships
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Eastern States Office announced that the Loxahatchee River Historical Society of Jupiter, Florida, has been selected as the BLM’s 2012 “Public Lands Partnership Excellence” Award winner. The biannual Excellence award recognizes an interpretive association or friends group that has a formal assistance agreement with the BLM and has demonstrated exceptional support for the BLM’s interpretive, educational, and/or public outreach programs.
The Loxahatchee River Historical Society has a long history with the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and an equally long history of accomplishments. Founded in 1972 with the goal to preserve the area’s history and provide interpretive tours of the lighthouse when it was still under Coast Guard administration, the Society has been an active partner with the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse ever since. The Society was instrumental in the effort to build community support for the site’s becoming part of the BLM’s National Landscape Conservation System in 2008, at which time it was designated the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Outstanding Natural Area (JILONA) by Congress.