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April 30th, 2009 | Author:

Discuss or comment on the proposed marine sanctuary rules and regs here.

View a pdf version of the proposed Rules and Regulations document here.

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April 30th, 2009 | Author:

We  need one or two more folks to help to man the booth Saturday between 10 AM and 4 PM.  Please email if you can fill one of those slots.  The current  booth manning assignments are listed below:

Friday May 15th  4 PM – 7 PM – Initial Setup
Come on out if you can to help figure out the best layout

Saturday May 16th Setup (7-10 AM)
Mark Griffith
Andy Epstein

Saturday May 16th Man the Booth (10 AM – 1 PM)
Stacey Malegni

Saturday May 16th Man the Booth (1 PM – 4 PM)
Stacey Malegni

Saturday May 16th Man the Booth (4 PM – 7 PM)
Stacey Malegni
Bob Haring
Dave Barker

Sunday  May 17th Man the Booth (10 AM – 1 PM)
Dale and Kenny Wilder

Sunday May 17th Man the Booth (1 PM – 4 PM)
Dave Barker
Will Smith

Sunday May 17th Breakdown (4 PM – 6 PM)
Mark Griffith
Andy Epstein
Dan McCarren

April 27th, 2009 | Author:

The Marine Sanctuary Committee is helping to gather support and volunteers for the Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup this September.

Last year there were 300 plus volunteers from the Navarre Area that cleaned up from Navarre Park on the mainland across the causeway and Navarre beach down to the National Seashore.  Here are some statistics/info from the 2008 effort:

• 4th largest cleanup in the world
• 32,696 volunteers
• 416,279 lbs of debris removed
• 1,966 miles of beaches, lakes & waterways cleaned
• Over 500 cleanup sites statewide

The cleanup is currently planned for the third weekend in September.  Mike Sandler is coordinating the efforts in the Navarre area.

If you want to participate please email Dave Barker ( ) with your contact information and what day or day (Saturday/Sunday) you can help.

April 19th, 2009 | Author:

Thanks to Alan Woolford at Big Lagoon Designs, Inc. we have a new logo.  Check it out below.

Snorkel Navarre

Snorkel Navarre

April 16th, 2009 | Author:

Evite link

Thu, Apr 30, 2009 at 6:30 PM CST

Location & Address:
Belle Mer – (1st Floor Meeting Room)
8269 Gulf Boulevard (1 mile west of Cocodries)
Navarre Beach, FL
United States-32566
(Thank You to Dale and Kenny Wilder for the meeting room)

1. Finance
Fund Raising Activity and Balances

2. Plan Updates
Economic Impact
Intended Use

3. Santa Rosa BOCC Resolution

4. Events
Fun Fest
Run For The Reefs

5. Open Discussion

6. Wrap Up and Next Month Priorities

April 06th, 2009 | Author:

Check out our new discussion forum.  It’s the place to go to post questions or converse with others about the diving and snorkeling reefs we’re working on.  Just register and start posting… it’s that simple.

Have an idea about a fundraiser?  Post it on the forum.

Have a question about the permitting process?  Post it on the forum.

Just want to chat with other like minded enthusiasts?  Post something in the General Discussion room.

You get the picture!!

Thanks again to Brad Riley for setting this new feature up for us!!

April 02nd, 2009 | Author:

Over the next month the points of focus for the Marine Sanctuary Committee are:

· Grant Applications

· Plan Updates to include Economic Impact and Intended Use

· Confirming/Obtaining Official County Support from Board of Commissioners.

· Fun Fest Preparation

If you would like a copy of the meeting minutes from the March 26th meeting please email to be added to the distribution list.

Next meeting tentatively scheduled for April 30th at 6:30 PM in the Belle Mer Meeting room. Look for a meeting notice over the next week.