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August 29th, 2010 | Author:

The Navarre Beach Marine Sanctuary Committee’s plans for the Reef Sponsorship Program won’t be officially unveiled until after the Impact 100 Grant Winners have been decided in October.    Even so – the program has generated early interests.   Three companies or individuals have already stepped up to the plate to make pledges of support:

Best Western Navarre

Deep & Wide Dredging, Inc.

Mike & Nancy Sandler

Thank you to these individuals and companies for their leadership in helping to Make Navarre Snorkelicious!

August 28th, 2010 | Author:

Plans are set and the race is on to register for this year’s Run For The Reef 5K and Kid’s 1 Mile Fun Run.  Last year we had over 300 registrants ……help put us over the 400 mark and register now.  Plenty of places to pick up race registration forms:

Navarre Visitor Information Center
Navarre Beach Fishing Pier
Navarre YMCA
The Club – Tiger Point
Run With It – Fort Walton Beach
Running Wild  – Pensacola
Holley By The Sea Recreation Center

You can also download the registration form here or register online at    We will have race day registration also, but early registration is recommended.

Avoid the rush and REGISTER NOW!

August 17th, 2010 | Author:

Join us for the next monthly meeting of the Navarre Beach Marine Sanctuary Committee on Monday, August 23rd at 6 PM.  The meeting will be in the Navarre Visitor Information Center Conference Room.    Please enter through the entrance facing the sound.

We will be discussing plans for the Run for the Reef 5K and our providing an update on the Impact 100 Grant progress.

We’ll be showing off and distributing the new bumperstickers too.

As always – the public is welcomed and encouraged to attend and participate.

Help us Make Navarre Snorkelicious!

August 14th, 2010 | Author:

The Environmental Committee for Pensacola Bay Area Impact 100 conducted a site visit with the Navarre Beach Marine Sanctuary Committee this morning  (Saturday August 14th).   Impact 100 is a group of 560 women in the Pensacola Bay Area, who with their financial contributions and effective management of an annual grant program, provide over $500,000 in funding to worthy charitable organization programs  in five categories.   Last year the Marine Sanctuary was a finalist in the environmental category.  We are again pursuing the grant opportunity in the Environmental category this year.

We were pleased to share with the Impact 100 members, the current status of our efforts to bring beach accessible reefs to Navarre Beach and the positive impact the program will have on our region.  Many thanks to the Impact 100 organization and the members who took time out of their weekend to visit us at Navarre Beach.   While there we provided program information, toured the reef locations, and answered questions about the program, our progress and plans.

After site visits have been conducted with the grant applicants, two finalists in each of five categories will be selected and announced.  Each finalist will make a presentation before the full Impact 100 organization at their annual meeting in the Fall.   During the meeting,  each of the five grants (one in each category) will be announced and awarded.    We are hopeful and optimistic about our application, and look forward to the announcement of the finalists.

August 14th, 2010 | Author:

There are just a few more sponsorships available – don’t miss out on this opportunity to be associated with one of the best events Navarre offers in the fall….The Run for the Reef 5K and 1 Mile Kid’s Fun Run.  Check out the sponsorship opportunities and contact us at to be part of the fun.

Thanks to this year’s  Run for the Reef 5K sponsors who have already demonstrated their commitment to help Make Navarre Snorkelicious!

Navarre Press

Wynn Haven Animal Clinic

Trees Plus

Century 21 Island View Realty

TC’s Front Porch

Barbara and Dan McCarren

The Griffith Family

Mike and Nancy Sandler

Buffalo Rock Beverages and Food Services

Navarre Healing Arts

Regions Bank

Holly Hill Pottery

Griffin Photography

August 02nd, 2010 | Author:

Looking for volunteers to help prepare for this year’s Run For The Reef 5K.
Monday Aug 2 at 6 PM
Navarre Visitor Information Center Conference Room (in the park next to the Navarre Beach Bridge on hwy 98)

You don’t need any running or race experience – join the fun and help us Make Navarre Snorkelicious!

As if that weren’t enough – there’s a free t-shirt in it for you.

See you there.