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 activities at the Reef Relief Environmental Center. Click the link above to download the registration brochure. Call Reef Relief with questions (305) 294-3100
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
Click on the map or the ink to see the animated forecast
Saturday May 15 & 29, 2010 10:00pm-1:00pm
Volunteers proudly show off the days results
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 of Hurricane Hole Marina located at 5130 Overseas Hwy in Key West.
For more information or to attend call Reef Relief at 305-294-3100.
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 effects of this ongoing oil spill is known and resolved.
May 7, 2010
President Barack Obama
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, D C 20500
Dear President Obama:
We, the undersigned governments, organizations, and businesses of the Florida Keys respectively request that you publically reconsider any plans for future leasing and drilling for oil and gas off Florida in the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic until the cause and effects of this ongoing oil spill tragedy in the north central Gulf are known and resolved.
The recent Transocean drilling incident aboard the Deepwater Horizon off Louisiana, and resultant 200,000 to nearly one million gallons per day oil spill that is now threatening sensitive shorelines and coastal economies along the entire northern Gulf region, including the Florida Keys, is cause for such action. All spills in the Gulf of Mexico must exit through the Straits of Florida and our Florida Keys.
Completed in 2001, the Deepwater Horizon rig operated by BP Oil represented the cutting edge of drilling technology that is currently touted as “safe and reliable” for expanding offshore drilling in the deep waters of the Gulf and South Atlantic. This spill clearly demonstrates that these technical “safe guards” are not reliable nor safe enough to protect our sensitive marine and coastal resources and the many jobs and economies they support.
Although you have indicated your willingness to halt drilling, it does not make sense to allow further leasing in these areas to proceed.
Please show the people of Florida, the Gulf coast and the entire United States that you do care and that some areas of our country are just too environmentally sensitive and the economic consequences just too great for these extremely dangerous and risky activities to be seriously considered.
ALSO, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO WIDELY DISTRIBUTE THIS SIGN-ON LETTER