September 26th, 2015 | Author:

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September 20th, 2015 | Author:

The 7th Annual Run for the Reef is Saturday Morning October 10th.

We need volunteers  to help with setting up and breaking down  the race course, water stations and awards ceremony.

The help is needed from 7 AM to 10:30 AM.

If you  or your organization can help by volunteering please contact Mark Griffith ( or 850-207-2151).

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September 17th, 2015 | Author:

Run for the Reef is only 3 weeks away – Saturday, October 10th.

Are you registered yet for the 7th annual Run for the Reef 10K Run, 5K Run, 5K Walk   or 1 Mile Kid’s Fun Run.

Register at or download the registration  – more info here.

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September 10th, 2015 | Author:

Save $10 and register now for the Navarre Fishing Rodeo.  Early registration ends on Sept 15th.  Come out, wet a line and win some great prizes.  Fish all or part of the weekend.  First 200 entrants get a VERY nice long sleeve tech shirt from Mojo.   Rodeo is Sat and Sun Oct 3rd and 4th.

Sponsorships are still being accepted also.

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September 10th, 2015 | Author:

Coming to town for the Navarre Fishing Rodeo (Oct 3rd wkend) or the Run for the Reef (Oct 10th wkend)?   Best Western is offering a 10% discount on  stays those weekends – just let them know when making reservations or when you check in.

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August 27th, 2015 | Author:

Run For The Reef  on Oct 10th is fast approaching.  Check out these  Special rates at Hampton Inn the weekend of the event.


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August 27th, 2015 | Author:

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August 23rd, 2015 | Author:

Volunteers supporting the Navarre Beach Marine Sanctuary helped to launch lots of folks in the “Glass Bottom” Kayaks in Navarre Beach County Park this past Thursday and again on Saturday.

45 folks were accomodated on Thursday and another 18 came out to view the reefs from the kayaks on Saturday.

Mike Sandler provided these pictures from Saturday’s time out at the reef.  The first is an octopus he caught hanging out on one of the reefs.  The second is reef fish finding some shade under one of the reef trees.

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August 07th, 2015 | Author:


Dear Kayakers,

If you have been following the weather today and in particular the Marine Forecast, you may be aware of rough water conditions both today and Saturday. Most local areas have posted Yellow or Red Flags for today and expect the same for Saturday. National Weather Service is predicting RIP Currents near shore, winds, and light to moderate chop for the next two days.

Although it actually looks fairly nice outside, water conditions are expected to be too rough for near shore kayak tours. Water visibility is poor due to the churned up water and not expected to improve Saturday.

Our volunteers try very hard to make these tours happen but for safety reasons we are cancelling the tour for this Saturday.

For those who are available, we have another tour scheduled Thursday, August 20.

We hope you will continue to check our Marine Sanctuary and the Sea Turtle Conservation websites for future events and support our programs whenever possible.

Thank you,
Mike Sandler
Marine Sanctuary Committee

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July 24th, 2015 | Author:

Date and categories are set for the 3rd annual Navarre Fishing Rodeo this fall –

Sat Oct 3 & Sun Oct 4

The event benefits Heroes on the Water, Take A Kid Fishing Foundation, & Navarre Beach Marine Park*

Navarre Beach Marine Science Station
Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center
Navarre Beach Marine Sanctuary

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