January 2020 Clean-Ups

Posted Wednesday January 22, 2020 by Reef Relief

🎉We have some Clean-Ups coming up! First up is the Sugarloaf Clean-Up January 25th...

🎉We have some Clean-Ups coming up! First up is the Sugarloaf Clean-Up January 25th and another at Cow Key Channel January 26th! On our Reef Relief Facebook you can sign up under...

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January 2020 Clean-Ups

Turtle recovering at SC Aquarium after ingesting at least 136 pieces of plastic

Posted Monday January 13, 2020 by Reef Relief

Link: https://abcnews4.com/news/local/turtle-recovering-at-sc-aquarium-after-ingesting-at-least-136-pieces-of-plastic?fbclid=IwAR2vZKTvPWsQuF07xPrgsaME0iqgB7bfbYZBlWrhO0QS9ut-0Jd3Kz6RG2Y “CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) – It’s no secret that single-use plastics hurt...

Link: https://abcnews4.com/news/local/turtle-recovering-at-sc-aquarium-after-ingesting-at-least-136-pieces-of-plastic?fbclid=IwAR2vZKTvPWsQuF07xPrgsaME0iqgB7bfbYZBlWrhO0QS9ut-0Jd3Kz6RG2Y “CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) – It’s no secret that single-use plastics hurt wildlife. But caregivers at the South Carolina Aquarium didn’t expect to find a young sea turtle ingest more...

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Turtle recovering at SC Aquarium after ingesting at least 136 pieces of plastic

Coral Camp is back!

Posted Monday January 06, 2020 by Reef Relief

Looking for a fun, adventurous, and educational activity for your child to...

Looking for a fun, adventurous, and educational activity for your child to participate in over MLK weekend? Sign them up for Coral Camp! This year, Reef Relief is offering a...

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Coral Camp is back!

World’s strangest sharks and rays ‘on brink of extinction’

Posted Tuesday December 04, 2018 by Reef Relief

Link: https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-46420736 Some of the world’s most unusual sharks and rays are on...

Link: https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-46420736 Some of the world’s most unusual sharks and rays are on the brink of extinction because of threats such as commercial fishing, scientists have said. A shark that uses...

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A 14-year-long oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico verges on becoming one of the worst in U.S. history

Posted Monday October 22, 2018 by Reef Relief

A 14-year-long oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico verges on becoming...

A 14-year-long oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico verges on becoming one of the worst in U.S. history An aerial image of an oil slick in the Gulf of...

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Clean Ups Scheduled for September and October

Posted Thursday September 06, 2018 by Reef Relief

Help us Clean Up the Florida Keys!! Check out the links below...

Help us Clean Up the Florida Keys!! Check out the links below for details about the clean ups happening in September and October. We need all the help we can...

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South Florida Dumps Partially Treated Human Waste Offshore but, it’s Cleaning Up its Act

Posted Tuesday September 04, 2018 by Reef Relief

Over the decades, billions of gallons of partially treated sewage have flushed...

Over the decades, billions of gallons of partially treated sewage have flushed their way from South Florida toilets to the Atlantic Ocean. Six plants jettisoned wastewater from outfall pipes in...

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Florida Reef Tract Coral Disease Outbreak

Posted Tuesday August 28, 2018 by Reef Relief

Full Article : https://floridakeys.noaa.gov/coral-disease/ Florida Reef Tract Coral Disease Outbreak Scientists, policy...

Full Article : https://floridakeys.noaa.gov/coral-disease/ Florida Reef Tract Coral Disease Outbreak Scientists, policy makers, and the public are responding to a disease event affecting the continental United States’ only living barrier...

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Reef Relief statement regarding the proposed Goliath Grouper rules

Posted Wednesday April 25, 2018 by Reef Relief

To: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Re: Reef Relief statement regarding...

To: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Re: Reef Relief statement regarding the proposed Goliath Grouper rules Reef Relief publicly opposes any type of harvest on the critically endangered Goliath...

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Reef Relief statement regarding the proposed Goliath Grouper rules

Reef Relief Needs Your Help!

Posted Monday June 19, 2017 by Reef Relief

This Wednesday, June 21st at 5:30 pm at City Hall, the Commissioners...

This Wednesday, June 21st at 5:30 pm at City Hall, the Commissioners are holding a workshop to discuss parking needs and the proposed parking garage solution. Our fight is not...

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2017 Unsung Heroes Award!

Posted Thursday February 02, 2017 by Reef Relief

Congratulations to this year’s Community Foundation of the Florida Keys Unsung Heroes,...

Congratulations to this year’s Community Foundation of the Florida Keys Unsung Heroes, including Reef Relief’s nominee Maggie Howes! CFFK honored the tremendous efforts of 96 volunteers at the 2017 Unsung...

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Spring Break Coral Camp

Posted Thursday January 26, 2017 by Reef Relief

Sign Up Today for Spring Break Coral Camp! Campers 6 -12 years...

Sign Up Today for Spring Break Coral Camp! Campers 6 -12 years of age explore and learn about our surrounding marine environment through exciting educational activities at the Reef Relief...

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Spring Break Coral Camp

New mystery entity pushes local governments to oppose Negron’s Everglades reservoir plan

Posted Thursday October 13, 2016 by Reef Relief

New mystery entity pushes local governments to oppose Negron’s Everglades reservoir plan...

New mystery entity pushes local governments to oppose Negron’s Everglades reservoir plan Environmentalists say Stand up North Florida is a front group for the sugar industry Read more: http://www.politico.com/states/florida/story/2016/10/front-group-new-entity-pushes-north-florida-cities-counties-to-oppose-negrons-everglades-reservoir-plan-106035#ixzz4MyXklqCq Follow...

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U.S. Senate Approves Everglades Restoration Plan

Posted Wednesday October 12, 2016 by Reef Relief

U.S. Senate approves Everglades restoration plan JENNA BUZZACCO-FOERSTERSep 15, 2016, 1:39 pm...

U.S. Senate approves Everglades restoration plan JENNA BUZZACCO-FOERSTERSep 15, 2016, 1:39 pm 0 The U.S. Senate passed a wide-sweeping water bill Thursday that includes $1.9 billion for Everglades restoration projects....

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U.S. Senate Approves Everglades Restoration Plan

Another Great Day at the Pool!

Posted Friday September 30, 2016 by Reef Relief

Another great day snorkeling at the MLK pool with Sugarloaf Students!...

Another great day snorkeling at the MLK pool with Sugarloaf Students!...

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Snorkeling at the pool with Sugarloaf Middle Schoolers!

Posted Thursday September 29, 2016 by Reef Relief

Today was an exciting day for Reef Relief and Sugarloaf School’s 6th,...

Today was an exciting day for Reef Relief and Sugarloaf School’s 6th, 7th, and 8th graders! All of the marine biology students took a field trip to the MLK pool...

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Snorkeling at the pool with Sugarloaf Middle Schoolers!

Stop the Algae! Save your Rivers and Everglades!

Posted Wednesday September 28, 2016 by Reef Relief

If you are a resident in any of the 16 counties in...

If you are a resident in any of the 16 counties in the Everglades watershed who cares about their health, water, environment, votes& taxes then come to The John Marshall...

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An underwater investigation of coral bleaching in the South Pacific

Posted Monday September 26, 2016 by Reef Relief

Reefs occupy just 1% of the world’s marine environment, but they provide...

Reefs occupy just 1% of the world’s marine environment, but they provide a home to a quarter of marine species—including a unique set of fish, turtles and algae. Many of...

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“Geography Spin” Magazine Features Coral Campers Baylie and Nathan!

Posted Thursday September 22, 2016 by Reef Relief

The September issue of “Geography Spin” discusses what kids are doing to...

The September issue of “Geography Spin” discusses what kids are doing to conserve our oceans. Coral Campers, Nathan Barroso and Baylie Brewer, are featured in the magazine for their dedication...

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“Geography Spin” Magazine Features Coral Campers Baylie and Nathan!

INITIATIVE TO RESTORE ONE MILLION CORALS LAUNCHES IN THE CARIBBEAN AND FLORIDA KEYS

Posted Wednesday September 21, 2016 by Reef Relief

“As global challenges to the long-term sustainability of coral reefs intensify, so...

“As global challenges to the long-term sustainability of coral reefs intensify, so must our efforts to understand and address them,” said Dr. Michael P. Crosby, President & CEO of Mote....

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INITIATIVE TO RESTORE ONE MILLION CORALS LAUNCHES IN THE CARIBBEAN AND FLORIDA KEYS