Happy Birthday, Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse ONA in Florida!
The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Outstanding Natural Area is part of the BLM’s National Conservation Lands, and the only complete unit east of the Mississippi River. The ONA was established on this day in 2008 and is cooperatively managed in a unique partnership between the BLM and local partners.
The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse ONA is located at the confluence of the Loxahatchee River and Indian River Lagoon, just ¼ mile from the Atlantic Ocean in southeastern Florida.
The ONA offers a range of recreation activities, from exploring the cultural and military history associated with the historic 1860 lighthouse to exploring the trails of natural Florida. For the more adventurous, kayaking the ONA’s shoreline and exploring its lagoon offer unique views of the lighthouse and the opportunity to get close to manatees.
Learn about the birthday celebration today at the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse ONA - also a National Conservation Lands 15th anniversary event: http://www.facebook.com/BLMJupiterInlet. Follow all 2015 anniversary events and activities with #conservationlands15.