THERE IS ROOM IN BELIZE FOR AN NGO, BASED ON GROWING AND REPLANTING CORALS ON DEAD REEFS IN BELIZE. THIS OUTFIT IN TAVENIER, the FLORIDA KEYS CAN TEACH YOU HOW.
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From: Coral Restoration Foundation
Date: Wed, Dec 28, 2011 at 8:36 AM
Subject: Help CRF continue to restore our reefs!
CRF had another great year in the nursery and on the reef!
like yours makes it all possible.
Looking back on 2011...
2011 was an incredibly successful year for CRF. With help from donations like yours
and grants, CRF was able to more than triple the number of coral in the Tavernier
Nursery! Here are a few of the other major accomplishments of the year:
* Planted 1,200 new staghorn coral on Molasses Reef, and replanted an additional
700 broken fragments on the Wellwood site on Molasses.
* Reached an inventory of over 20,000 Upper Keys staghorn coral, 500 elkhorn coral,
and 250 Lower Keys staghorn coral.
* Developed the Coral Tree Nursery, and published a paper explaining the new coral
growing technique. Over 160 trees are now in the Tavernier Staghorn Nursery!
* Worked with 24 school groups, dive clubs, volunteer groups, aquarium staff, and
scientists during nursery and restoration dives.
* Hosted a successful "Upper Keys Restoration Kick Off" event sponsored by National
Geographic Education outlining the need and place for community involvement.
* Featured on Jeff Corwin's "Ocean Mysteries" series.
Looking ahead to 2012...
CRF is planning to have an even more successful 2012! With help from donations like
yours, we'll be able to work toward achieving the following goals:
* Plant over 8,000 staghorn and elkhorn coral to Upper Keys Reefs.
* Develop a new North Key Largo coral nursery.
* Open a Visitor and Educational Center in the Pilot House Marina/Lake Largo area.
* Complete the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act grant in June.
* Continue and expand International developments throughout the Caribbean.
Thank you for considering CRF in your year-end giving.
Your support goes directly to accomplishing our mission.
by visiting coralrestoration.org [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=59wrlkdab&et=1108994584954&s=1133&e=00172iNlXhMW4_vFrcKr6OYbV6Ath3IUsJcvueZlj4wldUPhDvEK8ZfPQoTvYXaKutHJgjxQqx8xq5m6heXBW0OqgxZwAu6XMReusnekg_w_FrxsRKDshiYvQ==]
(Or you can find us at 112 Garden Street, Tavernier, FL 33070)
CRF's mission is to develop affordable, effective strategies for
protecting and restoring coral reefs and to train and empower others to
implement those strategies in their coastal communities.