[Coral-List] Rockin' for the Reefs!

Jim Hendee jim.hendee at noaa.gov
Tue Jun 24 08:12:53 EDT 2008

Greetings, Esteemed Colleagues & Friends of Coral-List!

    It's almost time!  It will be good to see you all again at the 11th 
International Coral Reef Symposium, and aside from sharing all of our 
research and opinions, I invite you all to meet at a Reef Fest special 
event called Reef Rally, to be held Tuesday and Wednesday nights (July 
8th and 9th) at the Alligator Alley Native Florida Taproom and Music 
Hall, where you can listen to some really outstanding jazz, blues, rock 
& roll, and reggae.  We're talkin' like /really/ good music here.  There 
will be 10 bands over those two nights playing non-stop, from 6pm until 
closing (late:thirty).  All 11ICRS participants are admitted no charge; 
bus transportation will likewise be provided no charge to and from the 
11ICRS Convention Center all night (round trip approximately 45 
minutes); or, of course, you can drive there yourself:

  Alligator Alley
  1321 East Commercial Boulevard
  Oakland Park, FL  33334
  954 771-2220
  *** Map & More Info:  http://www.reeffest.org/venue.php?venue_id=1

    What we hope you will do at this event (besides have a great time!) 
is share your research and knowledge with an expected big turn-out from 
the locals.  This is a great outreach opportunity for the local divers, 
fishermen and boaters in South Florida--something most of them can not 
gain through expensive attendance at the 11th ICRS.  This is a terrific 
chance for you to communicate with them about the challenges and 
solutions for coral conservation.  Wear your 11ICRS badge so they know 
who you are!

    If you can come, it would be very helpful to get an idea of how many 
of you plan to attend so we can make sure to accommodate everybody:  
please send a little message to participate at reeffest.org.

    Share your knowledge and Rock the Reefs!  See you there!


P.S.  For more info on Reef Fest, including how you can throw your own 
concert for coral conservation, visit:  http://www.reeffest.org.  Other 
Reef Fest events coming soon during the International Year of the Reef 
2008:  Nashville, Austin, Denver, Oakland Park (Jaco Pastorius Park), 
West Palm, St. Croix, the Florida Keys, and more. 

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