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April 08th, 2014 | Author:

All State and Federal permits have now been granted to Santa Rosa County to clear the way for an expansion of the current Gulf Side Snorkeling reefs to three times the current size.  This makes possible,  the addition of 60 reefs to the current 30 reefs.  One set of 30 additional reefs will be on the East side of the current reef site, and the other set of 30  will be on the west side.

The Gulf  Side Snorkeling reef expansion is one component of a project (SR-26) submitted into the NRDA funding process which distributes funding stemming from the BP Oil Spill related monies along the gulf coast.    A separate project (SR-27) currently in the permitting phase is a larger (1 mile by2  mile)  near shore reef zone approximately 1.2 miles offshore.


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April 05th, 2014 | Author:

The 6th annual Run for the Reef  is in the planning stages and Registration is OPEN.   The race is expanding this year to add a 10K race.

The run will be Saturday October 18th at the Navarre Pier.  Proceeds benefit the Marine Sanctuary and related programs or improvements.  You can register for the run on  and check out the Run Page on our website.    Don’t forget to put us on the calendar for October 18th!

Watch for race shirt sponsorship opportunities  to be available soon.

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