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May 22nd, 2012 | Author:

A crowd was on hand for today’s Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Navarre Beach Marine Sanctuary.  Commissioners Jim Melvin, Don Salter, and Lane Lynchard and Roger Blaylock (county engineer),  along with Representatives of the Navarre Chamber of Commerce, the Navarre Chamber Foundation, the TDC,   the Marine Sanctuary Committee and David Walter  of Walter Marine  (the reefing contractor) were present as snorkelers immediately took to the water.

Here’s a Channel 3 News Item on the ribbon cutting.  

May 18th, 2012 | Author:

Our next meeting for the Navarre Beach Marine Sanctuary Committee is Monday, May 21 at 6:30PM at the Best Western in Navarre.

We will be focusing on the ground breaking event and firming up sponsor signage.  The kiosks are being built now and will be completed by Friday.  Sign and plaque design will be discussed at the meeting
Snorkelers are welcome at the ribbon cutting event on Tuesday May 22 at 11:30PM.  Please contact Mandy Evers  (nwfevents@gmail.com)   if you would like to be part of a group snorkel at the ribbon cutting.   Volunteers are also  needed  to man the table with information about the sponsorship program and Run for the Reef.

More volunteer opportunities are available for Thursdays in the Parks which start May 24th.  The Foundation is using  VolunteerSpot (an online sign up and reminder tool) to schedule volunteers for upcoming community awareness activities.   Please sign up – here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:

1) Click this link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot:
http://www.volunteerspot.com/login/entry/1032345634189984080

2) Enter your email address. (No registration required!) Please note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone or send spam emails.

3) Sign Up!

If you have trouble accessing the site or prefer not to enter your email address – please email nasandler@bellsouth.net

May 15th, 2012 | Author:

The barge you see doing work in Santa Rosa Sound just north of Navarre Beach County Park is the county’s contractor installing the sound side reefs.

The public is invited to attend a ribbon cutting to celebrate the opening of two of three Navarre Beach Marine Sanctuary snorkeling reef projects on Tuesday, May 22 at 11:30 a.m. at the Sandpiper Pavilion located sound side in Navarre Beach Park. The installation of the two Navarre Beach Park sound side tiered reef modules, also known as Walter Eco-System Reef Modules, began May 15 and is expected to take four days to complete.

 

For more pictures and the full press release check out the Santa Rosa County Website