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Reef Relief's Coral Camp 2012 proved to be more popular than ever. Over the nine weeks of camp sessions 217 kids from across the country took part in the awesome field trips and learned about marine science from corals to tides to fish anatomy. This summer Reef Relief was joined by four talented college interns who developed new lessons and provided exceptional leadership for our campers. Each week of Coral Camp was documented with fun videos and lots of great photos. Videos are available on Youtube and the Reef Relief website blog and pictures are on Photobucket. All of us at Reef Relief would like to thank this summer's Interns Maggie Allen, Melissa Paciotti, Karly Harding and Morgan Knowles.  
Thanks also to this years sponsors: Sebago Watersports, Fury Water Adventures, Key West Wildlife Center, Ft. Zachary Taylor State Park, Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center, Key West Aquarium, Florida Keys Transportation, Glad Tidings Community Church, Danger Charters, Reef Safe Suncare, Seaport Realtors, Key West Cakes, Floridays Key West, Friendly Cab Company, Momentum Marketing, NOAA, Florida DEP and Florida's Coastal Management Program.




A group of rum-enthused fanatics will gather in Key West on Saturday, September 22 starting at 2pm to celebrate a plethora of fine drinking establishments while raising funds for Reef Relief, dedicated to protecting and preserving coral reefs in Florida.

Participants will enjoy tropical libations while leisurely strolling along Key West’s famed Duval Street, stopping at The Cork & Stogie, the Rum Bar at Speakeasy Inn, Pearl’s, Kelley’s, the Bottle Cap, Bogarts, Cowboy Bills, Willie T’s and Smokin’ Tuna. The cost is $30 and includes a t-shirt, drink specials, a Cruzan Rum cup and a donation to the non-profit organization. The prime sponsor of the event this year is Rob’s Rum Guide, a noted publication spotlighting the best rums in the world, with tasting notes and product information on more than 300 cane spirits Additional sponsors include Starfish Travel, Coastlines & Tanlines, Rum Connection, RumShopRyan, Big Kahuna Brewer, Cruzan Rum and Diplomatico Rum.
At the Rum Bar at the Speakeasy Inn, legendary Keys bartender Bahama Bob Leonard will be serving his famous Hemingway Daiquiris, made with fresh lime and grapefruit juices, Luxardo Maraschino liqueur and Diplomatico Rum Blanco premium white rum from Venezuela. Pub crawlers will also enjoy sipping Diplomatico’s luxurious Reserva Exclusiva, one of the world’s finest aged sipping rums.
Following the Saturday event, organizers, participants and sponsors will present a check to Reef Relief in a short ceremony on Sunday, September 23 at their headquarters on Key West Bight, next to the Conch Republic Seafood  Company.

“We have the utmost respect for the work that Reef Relief does here in the Florida Keys to protect our unique environment,” said Mike Streeter, publisher of Rum Connection. “It’s gratifying to see so many friends join in the fun while giving back to those that do the most to preserve coral reefs and our marine sanctuaries.”
Sponsor Starfish Travel is offering special travel packages for participants. For details, email [email protected] or call 843-361-5877.
The world famous Crown Plaza La Concha Hotel on Duval Street is the official hotel partner of the Conched in Key West Bar Crawl, located within stumbling distance from all the bars. The hotel features well appointed rooms and popular roof-top bar that offers views of the entire island. To make a reservation, call La Concha at 305-280-0211, ask to speak with Mel Stewart and mention Conched in Key West Bar Crawl Group.
A warm up event is scheduled for Friday, September 21.
For more information on the Conched In Key West pub crawl event, visit the Conched In Key West facebook page. To purchase tickets online, visit the Team Cocktail web site at










International Coastal Cleanup
September 15, 2012
10am – 1pm
Boca Chica Beach on Geiger Key
Please bring a reusable water bottle and be prepared to be in the sun. Anyone with a kayak please bring it but a few will be provided. 
Please RSVP to Reef Relief at [email protected] or call 305-294-3100 or RSVP on the Reef Relief Facebook page.
Be part of this international effort to cleanup our shores and coastal waters. To learn more about the International Coastal Cleanup  or to find cleanups closer to your location visit



Annual Meeting and Board Elections
Board Election Results
Board Members at Large: Bob Cardenas, Adam Gersten, Ed Russo and Dave Kirwan were elected
President: Peter Anderson was elected
Vice-President: Robin-Smith Martin was elected
Secretary/Treasurer: Dave Kirwan was elected
Thanks to all the Reef Relief members who came out to our 25th Annual Membership Meeting. We had great presentations by the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary’s Sean Morton and The Nature Conservancy's Caitlin Lustic. 
The delicious spread was generously provided by Key West local restaurants; La Trattoria, Conch Republic Seafood Company, Franco’s Hero & Deli, Alonzo’s Oyster Bar, the Café, Margaritaville Café, Old Town Mexican Café, Coles Peace Bakery, Croissants de France and Key West Cakes. Thank you all for your support!!!!!



Make a donation today by clicking the donate button or
– Join online by clicking the donate now button or go to
– Join by calling Reef Relief at 305-294-3100
– Mail your donation to: Reef Relief P.O. Box 430, Key West, FL 33040
– Or visit Reef Relief’s Environmental Center at 631 Greene St. in Key West.






P.O. Box 430 | Key West, FL 33041-0430 US