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Visionary environmentalist might be called a force of nature

In the next several weeks, Gordon J. Gilbert, the visionary behind the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, will judge a professional barbecue contest, attend his umpteenth meeting of Boca Raton’s Parks and Recreation Advisory Board and be a guest of honor at the 50th reunion of Boca Raton High School’s Class

Sea Turtle Was So Sick When He Washed Up On Shore

When a loggerhead sea turtle washed up on the shores of Hutchinson Island, Florida, he was lucky someone was there to spot him.

Gumbo Limbo’s popular boardwalk reopens after improvements

Gumbo Limbo’s native hardwood hammock habitat provides a peaceful place for a nice walk through the woods, something not readily available in southern Palm Beach County. This stroll through serenity is starring in eastern Boca Raton again. The nature center celebrated the reopening of the

Gumbo Limbo’s boardwalk reopens with a ribbon cutting ceremony

Gumbo Limbo Nature Center will celebrate the re-opening of the popular coastal hammock boardwalk with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at 4:00 pm. Boca Raton Mayor, Susan Haynie, along with the City Council of Boca Raton, Robert K. Rollins, Jr., Chairman of the Greater Boca

Rehabilitated loggerhead turtle released on Boca Raton beach

BOCA RATON — A rehabilitated loggerhead turtle waddled to water along Boca Raton’s shoreline on Tuesday in front of hundreds of onlookers. “This is probably the largest crowd we’ve had,” said Caitlin Bovery, a rehabilitation coordinator at Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, which coordinated the

Facility seeks speedy recovery for shark-bitten sea turtle

rare, endangered sea turtle is being treated for a shark-bite wound at the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center's Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Facility in Boca Raton. The Kemp's ridley sea turtle had been removed from the intake canal at the St. Lucie Nuclear Power Plant and is the largest of its type ever

Hatchling survival down as turtle season ends

It was a good year for the three species of sea turtles that crawl out of the ocean to nest on Boca's beaches.. But the early dry weather hurt some of their hatchlings, and this may be the lowest survival rate Gumbo Limbo Nature Center's resident expert Kirt Rusenko has seen. who's completing his

Over 600 baby sea turtles get 2nd chance, released in ocean

It was a turtle emancipation. Over 600 baby sea turtles got a second chance at life Monday when they were released into the ocean off of Boca Raton by Ft. Lauderdale Coast Guard and local nature center officials. With the odds against them — only about 1 in 1,000 sea turtles survive to

Into The Wild At Gumbo Limbo

There’s a 20-acre plot in Boca Raton where nature’s happenings aren’t stopped by man. And because of that, its name and its creatures are guaranteed to bring you back to your childhood. Experience is quickly reminding me that you only have two options when you smell a skunk in the wild. Either

Coast Guard plane brings 193 rare sea turtles to Orlando

Coast Guard plane touched down in Orlando at dusk Tuesday, hauling a cargo of the world's rarest sea turtles, rescued by volunteers from the lethally chilly waters and beaches of Cape Cod Bay.. Weighing only 2 to 10 pounds, the young Kemp's Ridley sea turtles are among the first of an astounding