1) ReefBall Coalition Projects Begin!
The first reefbuilding programs for divers and other interested ocean
lovers will start this Summer on several islands in the Caribbean.
The ReefBall Coalition projects offer reefbuilding and deployment
opportunities for small teams of volunteers who want to spend a weeks
vacation at an exotic destination. Days are spend learning to build
reefballs and then moving them out into the water for deployment for a
reef system. Training takes place on site. There is plenty of free time
for diving and enjoying the island. Since the projects
are educational in nature, participants learn about reef ecology and have
the opportunity for "hands on" monitoring activities They will also be
able to discuss the projects with locals who are learning about the value
of "reef tourism".
Turks and Caicos Islands Project June 19-26 and July 17-24
Land price includes Comfort Suites Provo for 7 nights, airport transfers,
continental bkfst daily, 2 lunches, "Marsha's Bonfire", a BBQ in the
backyard of your host, marine biologist, Marsha Woodring, eco-excursion
to Little Water Cay, sunset sail with local officials, $100 bar credit per
room, all transportation to/from the building site, briefings and on-site
(Based on 2 sharing a room $1299.00 per person)
St. Lucia Project July 10-17, Aug 21-28
Land price is "All Inclusive"
Everything is included-7 nights accommodations at the Wyndham Morgan Bay
Resort, all meals, alcoholic drinks, airport transfers, non motorized
water sports, briefings and on-site training.
(Based on 2 sharing a room $1399.00 per person)
Upcoming projects will include St. Kitts, St. Martin and the Dominican
Projects at all sites will continue year round.
Keep watching for updates and visit our internet site at
2) Punta Gorda Reef Ball deployment is set for Friday May 7th, barge
leaves at 6:00 am and deployment should began around 8:00 am.
Press is invited. Contact Larry Beggs at 941-650-2519 for more details.
3) Brazilian Scientist Fredrico Brandini from the RAM project is visiting
Reef Ball headquarters this week and will attend the deployment tommorow.
Have a great weekend.