The Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center will be sponsoring the Kid’s 1 Mile Fun Run this year. The Conservation Center will be open also.
6th Annual RUN FOR THE REEF 5K & 10K RUN/WALK
& Kid’s 1 Mile Fun Run SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2014 @ 8 am
Sponsored by Navarre Press
Register online at www.active.com or download a registration form atwww.navarrebeachmarinesanctuar
Early registration Discount ends September 12
And did we mention the 10K this year!
Race day activities start and finish at the Navarre Beach Pier
Course: Beautiful Out and Back 5K (3.1 miles) along Gulf Blvd.
One mile fun run at the Sea Turtle Conservation Center after 5K.
Post race refreshments at Lagerheads on Navarre Pier Deck.
Scored by Results Event Timing
Thanks to Tim Axford for these recent pics of the gulf side reef and one of it’s more recognizable visitors.
If you have been out to the Gulf Side Reefs or any where near them, chances are you have run into Dan McCarren. Dan, a long time NBMS Committee member and avid supporter is at the beach daily all year round. When he’s not on the reefs he’s showing folks how to get there or explaining their importance to visitors and residents alike. Be Like Dan – Get out to Navarre County Beach Park and enjoy the reefs.
This Nurse shark had beaten a fisherman by stripping the line from their reel, unfortunately the line trailed behind it and when it sought refuge with the Navarre Snorkeling reef it became entangled. Two divers and a swimmer (Bob Boston) enjoying “snokeliscious” came to the rescue, secured a knife and cut the line holding the shark to the reef. Just one more example of working together for Navarre’s environment and low impact enjoyment.
All State and Federal permits have now been granted to Santa Rosa County to clear the way for an expansion of the current Gulf Side Snorkeling reefs to three times the current size. This makes possible, the addition of 60 reefs to the current 30 reefs. One set of 30 additional reefs will be on the East side of the current reef site, and the other set of 30 will be on the west side.
The Gulf Side Snorkeling reef expansion is one component of a project (SR-26) submitted into the NRDA funding process which distributes funding stemming from the BP Oil Spill related monies along the gulf coast. A separate project (SR-27) currently in the permitting phase is a larger (1 mile by2 mile) near shore reef zone approximately 1.2 miles offshore.