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February 24th, 2012 | Author:

It’s never too early to start getting in shape for the Run for the Reef.   The 4th Annual Run for the Reef 5K and Kid’s 1 Mile Fun Run is Saturday October 13th this year.  Starting and ending at the Navarre Beach Pier.

Galloway Training in Navarre

February 22nd, 2012 | Author:

Navarre Beach Marine Sanctuary will hold the Monthly General Committee Meeting Monday, Feb. 27, 2012 6:30 be at the Navarre Visitor Information Center on Highway 98.

We’ll discuss the status of sound side permits, gulf reef contracting/installation, reef informational signage, Run for the Reef responsibilities, and planning for reef site management.

We are an all volunteer committee – everyone is always welcome at our meetings and encouraged to participate in helping us make Navarre Snorkelicious.

February 16th, 2012 | Author:

This year’s Run for the Reef 5K and Kid’s 1 Mile Fun Run will be Saturday October 13th.   With the installation of the reefs this year,  the event promises to be the most popular yet.  We are now accepting sponsorships for the run from businesses and individuals.  We’ve already had a good early response.  Several sponsorship categories at various prices are available.   The Run for the Reef is the Marine Sanctuary’s annual fund raiser.    All funds will be used to maintain and improve the reefs, associated amenities and programs.    It’s a great way to support the Marine Sanctuary and the environmental, economic, and educational benefits it brings to Navarre.

PRIMARY SPONSOR – $1,500 (1 Sponsor) or $1,000 (Multiple Sponsors)

* Prime Logo placement on race shirt (shared placement for multiple sponsors)
* Your Banners Displayed at Start/Finish Line and  at Awards Ceremony
* Prime Sponsorship listing on Navarre Beach Marine Sanctuary website
* Option to distribute giveaways or coupons at awards ceremony
* 10 Run for the Reef 5K T-shirts

AWARDS CEREMONY SPONSORS – $250

* Your Banner Displayed at Awards Ceremony
* Sponsor listing in Navarre Beach Marine Sanctuary website
* Option to distribute giveaways or coupons at awards ceremony
* 2 Run for the Reef 5K T-shirts

WATER STATION SPONSORS – $250

* Your Banner Displayed at Awards Ceremony
* Sponsor listing in Navarre Beach Marine Sanctuary website
* Option to man water station with business representatives
* 2 Run for the Reef 5K T-shirts

CHILDREN’S ONE MILE FUN RUN SPONSOR – $250

* Your Banner displayed at Fun Run Start and/or at Awards Ceremony
* Sponsor listing in Navarre Beach Marine Sanctuary website
* Option to present a prize, gift certificate or coupon packet to winner and/or participants
* 2 Run for the Reef 5K T-shirts

MILE MARKER SPONSORS- $100

* Your Banner Displayed at Mile Marker
* Sponsor listing in Navarre Beach Marine Sanctuary website
* 1 Run for the Reef 5K T-shirt

T-SHIRT SPONSORS

Logo  – $250
* Logo on Run for the Reef 5K T-shirt
* Sponsor listing in Marine Sanctuary website
* 2 Run for the Reef 5K T-shirts

Name  – $125

* Name on Run for the Reef 5K T-shirt
* Sponsor listing in Marine Sanctuary website
* 1 Run for the Reef 5K T-shirt

Also seeking door prize and Runner’s goodie bag donations

Make Check Payable to Navarre Chamber Foundation  – Checks Can be mailed to:
Navarre Chamber Foundation 5K Run, 8668 Navarre Pkwy #142, Navarre, FL 32566

**In kind donations considered for needed services or goods.  Sponsorship level determined by the wholesale value for the donated good or service.

Don’t miss out on these great sponsorship opportunities. You can download a copy of these opportunities here.

February 10th, 2012 | Author:

Please mark the following dates on your calendar, and note the locations.

  • Feb. 13, 2012 at 6:30PM at the Hampton Inn, Navarre – sponsorship meeting.  Come help us finalize our sponsorship program and plan for it’s début to the public.
  • Feb. 27, 2012 at 6:30 at the Navarre Visitor Information Center – general committee meeting.  Discuss the status of permits, the project, and discuss Run for the Reef responsibilities.
  • April 27, 2012 from 4-7PM on Navarre Beach – We need volunteers to staff our booth at FunFest.  Contact Nancy, nasandler@bellsouth.net, if you can help.
  • April 28, 2012 from 10AM-7PM on Navarre Beach – We need volunteers in 2-3 hour shift to staff our booth at FunFest.  Contact Nancy, nasandler@bellsouth.net, if you can help.  Please include the times you are available.

Note that  a portion of the FunFest 5K proceeds go the NBMS committee.  Please spread the word and sign-up if you can.  More FunFest 5K information here.

Thanks  for your support,

February 10th, 2012 | Author:

Navarre Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is an auxiliary, supporting the sheriff and fire departments. They are the citizens you see in the green vests helping out at almost every event in Navarre and in many you don’t such as missing person searches, and damage assessment and emergency support for storms.

The CERT annual fundraiser is “The Amazing Poker Run” on Saturday March 3rd. It starts at 9 AM from Holly Navarre Sr. center across from the Navarre library at 9am and ends at 1:30pm at the Elks Lodge behind the Shrimp Basket restaurant. The Amazing Poker Run is a fun way for all participants to compete for up to $500 in prizes and only costs $10 for each participant on 2, 3 or 4 person teams.

To register send your team name, name, phone number and email address of each team members and $10 per team member to Navarre CERT Amazing Poker Run, 8668 Navarre Pkwy Navarre, FL 32566. Make checks payable to Navarre CERT. You can also drop your checks and registration by the UPS store In the Winn-Dixie Market Place (CERT Box # 362). If you have any questions please contact Mark Pokroy at 850-396-6811 or mmpokroy@mchsi.com.

CERT Amazing Poker Run - 2012

Help CERT to continue helping Navarre.

February 02nd, 2012 | Author:

Santa Rosa County has received and reviewed the final draft Federal Permits from the Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE). The county is set to sign the permits and has begun the procurement/deployment process for the beach accessible snorkeling reefs on the Gulf Side of Navarre Beach Park. A final federal (ACOE) permit for the two Sound Side reef sites is expected within the next month. Applications for the required Gulf side and Sound side federal permits were submitted in September of 2009. The federal permit process was expected to take 18 months but has been delayed due to the ACOE activities associated with The Deep Horizon oil spill and associated responses. State permits were granted for both sites in 2009.

The reefs specified in the permit are the Eco System piling mounted disc reefs, a patented design by Walter Marine. If contracting details can be put together within the next two weeks, the reefs could get the go ahead from the Santa Rosa County Board of County Commission (BOCC) as early as February 23rd. The installation process itself will not be long (2-3 days in the Gulf and 3-5 days for the Sound), but a suitable weather window with multiple days of calm seas is critical for the Gulf reef installation. Weather is not as critical for the installation of the Sound side reefs. Depending on the timing of receiving the federal permits for the Sound side reefs and weather conditions, the Sound side reefs may be installed earlier than the Gulf reefs. Historically, the sea state gets calmer as we get into June, but we are hopeful the weather cooperates and the reef installation can proceed as soon as possible.