Sunday, July 9, 2017

Scared of the water in the Indian River Lagoon? Visit us and play, fish, canoe, and kayak in Lake Worth Lagoon!

Two exciting new videos of the Lake Worth Lagoon and Lake Worth’s Great American Raft Race are below.

To learn more about our treasured lagoon in Palm Beach County, here’s an excerpt from this blog by reporter Willie Howard, “Paddling the habitats of Lake Worth Lagoon”:

Anglers fishing around the islands of the central lagoon can catch snook, mangrove snapper, barracuda, sheepshead and small bait fish along with the occasional redfish and spotted sea trout.
     Restoration islands near the Lake Avenue Bridge include the Snook Islands project, completed in 2005 (and later expanded); the two Grassy Flats islands on the east side of the lagoon near the Palm Beach Par 3 Golf Course; Bryant Park Wetlands islands south of the bridge near Lake Worth’s Bryant Park; and the Jewel Cove project southeast of the bridge across from Lake Worth Beach.
     To date, the county has overseen 49 environmental restoration projects in the Lake Worth Lagoon, the 20-mile-long estuary that stretches from Ocean Ridge to North Palm Beach.

Remember this story in the Post last year by a local beat reporter in the City of Lake Worth with pictures (see one below) of “Water full of algae along the Sewell’s Point shore on the St. Lucie River”?

The Lake Worth Lagoon never did have “toxic algae but the Raft Race in 2016 got cancelled anyway. Why? Because the public was misled and confused:
But this year’s July 4th Great American Raft Race was a totally different story!

Enjoy the videos!

This first video is a small part of the Great American Raft Race and the views of the water are amazing. At the end of the video Lake Worth Commissioner Herman C. Robinson is honored for his many years of hard work and contributions to our City of Lake Worth:

The video below is the Parrot Cove Neighborhood Assoc. receiving their trophy for winning this year’s Raft Race! NAPC President Jon Faust and Mango Groves’ Mr. Greg Rice do the honors. The official Raft Race ceremony will be at the Lake Worth City Commission meeting on July 18th. Make sure to get there early for a good seat!

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