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Protecting Paradise: Jupiter Inlet Foundation works to preserve and protect Jupiter Inlet

Posted: 12:57 PM, Mar 07, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-07 18:51:38-05
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JUPITER, Fla.-- A colder, rainy day along the Jupiter Inlet cannot take away the beauty. “Water quality is awesome,” said Jeff Biege.

He’s there rain or shine to capture a pierce of paradise. “Sea turtles and manatees,” said Jeff. “Captures the beauty of Jupiter.

He wants everyone to know: “Real beauty is underwater,” said Jeff who is part of the nonprofit Jupiter Inlet Foundation.

The group is trying to protect the inlet and lately they have a big concern. “Destruction of seagrass is human interaction,” said M.B. Hague with the foundation.

A specific section near Suni Sands along the inlet contains Johnson’s Seagrass, the first and only marine plant to be protected by the endangered species act.

Robert Shaw is working to protect that crucial habitat for marine life.

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“Information buoys around the seagrass bed to alert boaters and paddle boarders to take care of it,” said Shaw.

The group is still waiting on permits.

That won’t be their last effort. They are aiming to protect the coastline from development.

“Life blood of our economy, of our recreation, of our fishing industry,” said Hague.

The foundation is trying to maintain the beauty of the inlet.