Palm Beach County Celebrates Marine Life Protection Under Blue Heron Bridge

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On Thursday, April 11, Palm Beach County and scuba diving enthusiasts joined together for a celebration of marine life protection at Phil Foster Park under the Blue Heron Bridge in Riviera Beach.

“We were able to do this and preserve a really important part of Palm Beach County – the County has invested a lot here and we wanted to help them protect that and make this resource available for everybody,” said Dr. Thomas Reinert, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Regional Director.

The event celebrated recent changes by the FWC that prohibit the collection and possession of marine life fishery species (species collected and managed for the tropical aquarium trade) within Phil Foster Park and surrounding waters.

The changes will maintain high-quality snorkeling and diving opportunities and contribute to the conservation of species under the Blue Heron Bridge and at Phil Foster Park. The Blue Heron Bridge area is internationally recognized by scientists, scuba divers, underwater photographers, and snorkelers for its abundance of unique marine life and was named one of the 50 best dive sites in the world by PADI Sport Diver magazine and referred to as Florida’s “best shore dive” by SCUBA Diving Magazine.

Arts4All Solo Artist: Danielle Consoni

Danielle Consoni has been painting since she was 7 years old. Now a flourishing artist in her community, she had her first exhibition in August 2018 with The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County. Against the obstacles she has faced and overcome, she always returns to her painting to heal, focus, and lays it all on the canvas.

Danielle’s art collection will be on display from April 12 to April 24 at the CMAA Therapeutic Recreation Complex. Contact Holly Teruggi at 561-966-7026 for more info on this event!


Arts4All Florida – Palm Beach County, founded in 1985, is an affiliate of Arts4All Florida and sponsored in part by Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation Department. The mission of Arts4All Florida – Palm Beach County is to create a society where people with disabilities can learn through, participate in, and enjoy the arts. For more information, visit http://www.a4apbc.com.

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Welcome to Power of Parks, a podcast produced by the Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation Department, where we share inspiring stories from people who have benefited from nature, parks and recreation.

Episode 3 features guest Ed McClure, a volunteer at Okeeheelee Nature Center who worked 30 years in the corporate world and after searching for a productive and exciting way to spend his retired life, found a new passion at the nature center. Now, he greets and feeds animals, cleans their areas, and works on special projects like the butterfly garden.