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September 29th, 2013 | Author:

Sign up today at our Marine Sanctuary booth during the Sand Sculpting competition at Navarre Beach Pier and get the early entry fee discount.

The run is only two weeks away – sign up today on at the Sand Sculpting competition, on Active.com, or download an entry form from our Run for the Reef page here.

September 26th, 2013 | Author:

The Run for the Reef is less than three weeks away.  Event coordinators have been working on their parts of the event.  It is time to get together and determine what has been done and what else needs to be done prior to that weekend.

We will meet this Thursday, September 26 at 6 pm at the Visitor Information Center/Navarre Chamber Conference room (enter through the Sound Side doors).  If you are interested in helping out with the Run come on out – we’ll find a place for you.

September 09th, 2013 | Author:

The Sea Turtle Conservation Center, located at the entrance to Navarre Beach Park will host the 2013 Kid’s 1 Mile Fun Run at our 5th Annual Run for the Reef. Parents bring your kid’s out and let your kid’s run wild….at least for a mile along the nature path in the park. You don’t even have to wake up early for this one. Race starts approximately 8:45 AM so mosey on out. It’s only $15 and the race shirt is included. Download the Kid’s Fun Run specific registration form here or register on Active.com.

September 08th, 2013 | Author:

Some recent visitors to Navarre Beach Marine Sanctuary provided this video footage via YouTube  for public enjoyment.

August 20th, 2013 | Author:

The  next Marine Sanctuary committee meeting will be Monday, August 26, 6 pm at the Hampton Inn Navarre.

Anyone interested in being involved with the Marine Sanctuary and it’s activities is encouraged to attend.

Preliminary Agenda:

  • Update on reef projects
  • Run for the Reef October 13
  • Fundraising, sponsorships, and grants
  • Volunteers needed for upcoming events in September and October

Hope to see you at the Hampton Inn next Monday.

August 13th, 2013 | Author:

Check out this brief video of  just one of the 30 gulf side beach accessible reefs in Navarre….with more planned.

 

 

August 10th, 2013 | Author:

Committee members and others indicate more and more people are using and enjoying the reef amenities at Navarre Beach Park.   Many reports of abundant sea life on and around the reefs and almost full coverage of the basic reef structures in less than one year since deployment.  Mike Sandler snapped this photo on a recent dive of the Gulf Reef site.

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July 14th, 2013 | Author:

Heads up – you’re on NBMS Candid Camera.

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This guy didn’t seem too shy while swimming around one of the NBMS Gulf Reefs.   He even gave a profile shot.

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June 19th, 2013 | Author:

Local professional artist and marine sanctuary supporter Kelley Grace, created another beautiful Run for the Reef 5K logo which will adorn all our races shirts this year.  Thanks Kelley.   Register now to receive yours.

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June 15th, 2013 | Author:

The 5th annual Run for the Reef  is in the planning stages and Registration is OPEN.  The run will be Sunday October 13th at the Navarre Pier.  Proceeds benefit the Marine Sanctuary and related programs or improvements.  You can register for the run on Active.com or download the registration form from our website.   Area artist  Grace Kelley will create the race logo again this year.  Don’t forget to put us on the calendar for October 13th!

Race shirt sponsorships   ($250 logo, $125 name in text)   are available.    Run With It of Fort Walton Beach owner Jeff Harris  will provide the top two Men’s and Women’s finisher’s in this year’s run for the reef with gift certificates to keep the winner’s truckin’.