Reef Awareness Week

DeeVon Quirolo DeeVon at
Sat Jul 3 15:12:14 EDT 1999

Reef Awareness Week

Reef Relief is hosting several interesting events that may interest
coral reef scientists and researchers as part of our annual celebration
of the coral reef of the Florida Keys, Reef Awareness Week.   This
year's theme is Water Resources Partners....we all live downstream and a
full week of events are planned for July 25-August 1, 1999.

Reef Health: Measures of Change is the topic of the Scientific Panel
Discussion led by Reef Relief scientific advisors Dr. Brian Lapointe,
Dr. Bill Alevizon, Dr. James Porter, Florida Keys National Marine
Sanctuary Restoration Biologist Harold Hudson and Reef Relief Director
of Marine Projects Craig Quirolo.  The audience will have an opportunity
to participate.  Join us from 6-8:30 p.m. at the Hilton Resort & Marina,
Sunrise Room, 245 Front Street, Key West. The event will be followed by
a moonlight sail aboard the Schooner Western Union, departing from the
Historic Seaport at Key West Bight in Key West at 9 pm. Tickets are
$25/per person.

The Annual Reef Relief Membership Meeting will feature Dr. Brian
Lapointe's President's Report, Craig Quirolo's annual  State of the Reef
Report, and Dr. Donald Burke of Advanced Cognitive Technologies, who
will speak on Toward Zero Discharge.  The event is  Monday, July 26, at
6 pm at the Pier House Caribbean Spa, One Duval Street,  Key West.  Reef
Relief members are admitted free; others may join at the door. Tax
deductible annual dues are $20/year.

Dr. Bill Alevizon will present a luncheon talk entitled Fish Feeding by
Divers: Good for Business, Bad for Conservation at the Cheeca Lodge,
Mile Marker 82.5, Islamorada, FL. on Tuesday, July 27, 1999 at 11:30 am.
Luncheon reservations are $16 and reservations are recommended through
Reef Relief.  This event is co-sponsored by the Upper Keys Citizens

For a full schedule of events, check the Reef Awareness Week section on
our website located at or contact Reef Relief at
reef at or (305) 294-3100.  Reef Relief is a non-profit
membership organization dedicated to protecting coral reefs through
local, regional and international efforts with headquarters at the Reef
Relief Environmental Center in Key West, Fl.

DeeVon Quirolo, Project Director, REEF RELIEF

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