[Coral-List] Announcing Reef Fest!

Jim Hendee jim.hendee at noaa.gov
Thu Jan 17 07:48:44 EST 2008

Greetings, Coral-Listers!

    Reef Fest is an International Year of the Reef 2008 (www.iyor.org) 
activity that supports coral reef conservation through organizing 
concerts and other music venues (much like "Live Aid" type concerts).  
Donations derived from entertainment fees collected at concert venues 
are uploaded directly to a special 501(c)3 non-profit organization (the 
Reef Fest Fund, www.nfwf.org/reeffest). Those funds will (at the end of 
2008) go to support various coral reef conservation efforts throughout 
the world.  The plan is that significant funds derived from the events 
will go BACK to the country/region where the funds originated, or where 
stipulated in the donation upload.

    Reef Fest concerts are easy to set up.  Major Reef Fest concerts are 
now being organized for Saturday, March 22, at Tobacco Road, in Miami, 
Florida, and Saturday, July 5, in Davie, Florida, just before the 11th 
International Coral Reef Symposium (www.nova.edu/ncri/11icrs/). (If you 
are going to the Symposium, you may want to go early and catch some 
great music!)  Other clubs local to the South Florida area have already 
been supporting weekly and monthly events.

    Reef Fest is supported by NOAA, White Water to Blue Water, Guy 
Harvey, Inc., the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, the National 
Coral Reef Institute, several local Florida clubs, and others.

     To learn more about the Reef Fest experience, actually setting up a 
Reef Fest concert in your area, or helping out in this endeavor, please 
see the Reef Fest Web site (www.reeffest.org), the musician and club 
MySpace site (www.myspace.com/reeffest), or The Reef Fest Fund site 

     For further information, please contact info at reeffest.org.


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