Press Release: Reef Awareness Week

Deevon Quirolo deevon at
Thu May 17 18:10:57 EDT 2001

Mark your calendar July 22-28, 2001
Reef Awareness Week Celebrates Reef Relief’s 15th Year

Join Reef Relief  in the Florida Keys during the week of July 22-28th,
2001, or  join the online community at, for Reef
Awareness Week, celebrating the non-profit group’s 15th year of
grassroots efforts to protect coral reefs.

Reef Awareness Week is an annual celebration of coral reefs that
features online events as well as activities throughout the Florida
Keys, including Reef Relief’s Annual Membership Meeting, book signings,
a film festival, a mooring buoy splicing party, children’s events,
interpretive tours of the coral reef, panel discussions and a luncheon
featuring coral reef scientists and experts, and this year, a gala  Reef
Ball fundraising event featuring music and dancing on Saturday, July
28th in Key West.

“Coral reefs are home to more kinds of life than any other ocean
environment, yet they disappearing at an alarming rate due to a
combination of impacts that include water quality decline, habitat loss,
pollution, overuse, and destructive fishing activities.  Reef Relief is
a non-profit membership organization dedicated to protecting coral reefs
through local, regional and international efforts. Our programs combine
direct action marine projects such as coral nurseries, surveys and
installation of reef mooring buoys with environmental education and
policy guidance.  Be a Sea Fan!  Join Reef Relief for Reef Awareness
Week!” noted DeeVon Quirolo, Reef Relief’s Executive Director.

For more information or to get involved as a volunteer or a sponsor,
contact Reef Relief at (305) 294-3100, email reef at or
online at

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