Reef Awareness Key in Key West, FL

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Wed Jun 12 13:19:05 EDT 1996

Forwarded information: 

Press Release: For Immediate Release June 6, 1996 
Contact:  DeeVon Quirolo, Reef Relief (305) 294-3100 

Reef Awareness Week planned for July 21-27, 1996 

Reef Awareness Week, the annual event designed to enhance appreciation and 
support for the coral reef, is planned for July 21-27, 1996 in the Florida 
Keys.  REEF RELIEF, the non-profit group dedicated to protecting the coral 
reef, has organized a full week of activities including discounted family 
snorkel trips to the reefs near Key West, a petition drive for a coral 
reef license plate, Children's Day activities at Museums at Crane Point 
Hammock and a reef excursion for children aboard the Discovery Glassbottom 
Boat, a luncheon at Islamorada's Cheeca Lodge featuring Harold Hudson on 
coral restoration, a Buoy Splcing Party hosted by Charterboat Reef Chief 
and Safe Harbor Marina on Stock Island, the Annual Membership Meeting at 
Pier House Caribbean Spa Featuring Craig Quirolo's State of the Reef 
Address and Dr. Brian Lapointe on water quality, the airing of 
environmental films compliments of TCI Channel 5, a magical Journey to 
Nature with Umi and more!  The event is sponsored in part by American 
Express and Best Western Hibiscus Motel.  "We will be celebrating REEF 
RELIEF's 10th anniversary during Reef Awareness Week and will kickoff our 
first Capital Campaign.  Come out and show your support for saving North 
America's only living coral barrier reef!" noted Heidi Golightly, Director 
of Development.  For a schedule or to volunteer, call (305) 294-3100 or 
visit hte REEF RELIEF Environmental Center at the foot of William Street 
in Key West. 

Mailing Address:  Post Office Box 430; Key West, FL  33041 
Environmental Center & Store:  201 William Street; Key West, FL  33040 
Telephone:  (305) 294-3100 
Fax:  (305) 293-9515 

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