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June 22, 2010
Saturday, June 26th Hands Across the Sand

Join us THIS Saturday for the largest demonstration against off-shore drilling—and FOR clean energy—to date. We will be gathering on Smathers Beach, Key West after 11:30AM and joining hands at 12:30PM. Wear blue and green: “For the BLUE of our ocean and the GREEN of our keys, we stand united.” Remember, ride your bikes and […]

June 17, 2010
Urgent Gulf Coastal Recovery Action – Support the Coastal Jobs Creation Act

Urgent Gulf Coastal Recovery Action – Support the Coastal Jobs Creation Act Please help champion The Coastal Jobs Creation Act of 2010 (HR 4914), a bill that will financially assist fishing communities in the face of huge challenges including the recent Gulf of Mexico oil disaster. Please take a moment to review this request, and […]

Reef Relief’s Paul Johnson publishes Op-Ed on Comprehensive Ocean Policy and will also host conference

Paul Johnson, the Director of Policy and Special Projects of Reef Relief, has published an Op-Ed article in (link above). Paul’s article discusses the need for a comprehensive ocean policy, and how that has affected our ability to respond to the catastrophe that is the BP oil spill.

Sentry Plan Begins to Monitor Ocean for Weathered Oil Products

A new sentry plan has been initiated to provide real-time ocean monitoring off the Florida Keys and the Dry Tortugas, according to a news release issued by the U.S. Coast Guard. Vessels are being used to conduct maritime patrols and to provide early identification. These are precautionary measures meant to provide responders with a minimum of 48 hours’ notice to take appropriate action.

May 25, 2010
Coral Camp 2010 Registration Open

Coral Camp 2010 Registration (PDF) Slots for Coral Camp 2010 are now open and filling fast. Weekly sessions run from June 21 – August 13. Coral Camp provides a unique and fun summer learning experience for 6-12 year old students. Campers learn all about our living coral reef ecosystem through interactive field trips, film and […]

Oil Spill Hovers Over Gulf of Mexico Reefs

Sensitive Ecosystem in Danger and Could be Headed for the Florida Keys Associated Press coverage of the oil spill’s impact in the Florida Keys

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May 12, 2010
Local Clean Ups

Saturday May 15 & 29, 2010 10:00pm-1:00pm Join the Fun! Reef Relief, T.R.A.S.H.E.D. in the Keys, and the Green Parrot Kayak Society invite the community to help clean up the mangroves and shoreline. Lazy Dog is providing the kayaks but bring your own if possible. The clean ups will start at 10:00 pm leaving out […]

Tell President Obama to reconsider his plan for oil drilling off Florida

                          Reef Relief urges you to sign your company or organization on to our letter requesting that President Obama reconsider any future leasing and drilling for oil and gas off Florida in the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic until the cause  and […]

May 5, 2010
FL Keys Oil Spill Emergency Response

Oil Spill Updates and Information For the most up-to-date information on Florida’s Deepwater Horizon response, as well as health and safety tips, visit The Florida Emergency Information Line (FEIL) will operate from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. until further notice. The number for residents to call is:         1-800-342-3557 The Florida […]