Reef Awareness Week Schedule now Online!

WebMaster reef at
Sat Jul 8 19:54:32 EDT 2000

Greetings, coral-listers!

To view the Reef Awareness Week Schedule online, goto:

Reef Relief is proud to announce that Reef Awareness Week is
set for July 23 through July 29 this year with their annual
theme “ we all live downstream . . .” This annual event is
designed to enhance appreciation and support for coral reefs.
Reef Relief, the non-profit conservation organization dedicated
to protecting the coral reefs, is organizing a full week of
activities in the Florida Keys as well as having additional
on-line features at:,

so that everyone can take this time to enjoy the beauty and
diversity of coral reefs.

Kicking off Reef Awareness Week this year will be “Tea for
The Sea,” a fundraising disco dance held at Atlantic Shores
Resort on Sunday, July 23. Monday, July 24 will be the “Reef
Mooring Buoy Splicing Party,” on the docks of Historic Key
West Seaport, at the foot of William Street. This event will
Be sponsored by the Schooner Wharf Bar and the Florida Keys
National Marine Sanctuary. Tuesday is a book signing by
Ric O’Barry, who won a 1991 United Nations Environmental
Achievement Award for his accomplishments in dolphin
re-adaptation to the wild. He will be celebrating the
re-release of the ground-breaking book, “Behind the Dolphin

Other events scheduled for this year’s activities include a
Reef snorkel for the Key West Boys and Girls Club aboard the
“Stars and Stripes” Catamaran, a reef snorkel with Reef
Relief Board members and staff, also on the “Stars and
Stripes,” and an Art Camp for Kids Reef Awareness Slide Show
at East Martello Museum. Dr. James Cervino will speak on
“Links Between Coral Diseases and Coral Bleaching,” and Craig
Quirolo Will deliver his “Annual State of the Reef” at the
Annual Reef Relief Membership Meeting at the Pier House
Caribbean Spa at 6 p.m. Thursday.

Friday is Reef Awareness Day at Key West Camp in coordination
with Lutheran Outdoor Ministries of Florida and a luncheon
at the Cheeca Lodge featuring Dr. Bill Alevizon who will
Speak on “Key Largo Coral Reefs: Then & Now. 1970 – 2000”
with the results of his video survey, sponsored by OMI and
Upper Keys Citizens Association.

Throughout the week the AT&T Reef Awareness Film Fest will
be broadcast on local television Channel 5 at 8 p.m. every
night. There will also be Reef Awareness tips and daily
schedules on Keys Radio stations U.S. ONE Radio 104.1 FM,
98.7 Conch FM Radio, and Clear Channel Broadcasting, and

For more information, a complete schedule or to become a
volunteer or sponsor please contact Reef Relief at
(305) 294-3100 or email us at: reef at

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