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January 13th, 2012 | Author:

The National Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) Phase I Early Restoration plan has been published as a draft and includes eight projects totaling $57 Million to be initially implemented in the 5 states bordering the Gulf Of Mexico. The Early Restoration program will include $1 Billion and is the selected process by which funding for BP Oil Spill damages may begin in advance of the multi year total damage assessment process. The NRDA is one of the government led BP Oil Spill recovery efforts and is associated with the requirement of BP making the public whole from the environmental damages, including loss of natural resources, damage to natural resources and loss of use/enjoyment of the resources.

Two public meetings (Fort Walton Beach and Pensacola) to present and hear comments on the plan have been held and 10 more are scheduled throughout the public comment period that ends February 14th.

Of the eight projects in Phase I draft of the early restoration plan document, two are Florida projects – both in Escambia county. These initial Florida projects total $5 Million with $4.4 Million going for Boat Ramp Enhancement and Construction and the balance funding 2o acres of Dune Restoration along Pensacola beach.

Of the $1 Billion to be paid by BP for early restoration projects, $100 Million will go to each of the five states to manage/implement independently, and $500 million will be for related projects to be managed through the Federal Government’s Department of Interior(DOI) and National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS). The $57 Million of Phase I projects included in the draft plan are the initial set of projects being considered with the balance to follow through the NRDA project selection process.

You may view the plan document at http://www.gulfspillrestoration.noaa.gov/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Final-ERP-121311-print-version-update.pdf

Comments can be submitted verbally or in writing at any of the public comment meetings, via mail at US Fish and Wildlife Service, P.O> Box 2099, Fairhope, AL 336533 or via the web at one of the following addresses.


April 25th, 2010 | Author:

Our next Navarre Beach Marine Sanctuary meeting is Monday, April 26 at 6 pm at the Navarre Visitor Center in Navarre Park.  Please attend for updates on the reef project and upcoming events.  The success of this project is dependent on community awareness and funding, and we need your help.  Check out the Run For the Reef volunteer checklist and let us know if there are some things on there you could help us do help with the run in our continuing efforts to to Make Navarre Snorkelicious!

AGENDA for Meeting Monday, April 26

1.  Fundraising and Grants

Impact100 Grant due in June
Run for Reef October 16
Bumper stickers

2.  Community awareness/volunteers needed

Sunset Stampede on Navarre Beach May 1st
Fun Fest on Navarre Beach  May 14th and 15th
Safe Boating Clinic May 22nd at the Navarre Beach Boat Ramp

3.   Update on reef sponsorship program and proposed signage for beach


May 09th, 2009 | Author:

Hello All –   Fun Fest is fast approaching!


We’ll be setting up our booth Friday May 15th 4 PM – 7 PM.  We only have one vehicle pass  so you will not be allowed to park in the parking lot where the event will be held (behind Cocodries).   Those coming to help set up Friday should park in the boat launch parking lot across the street  from the Pier (north side of Gulf Blvd).

We’re arranging with Charlene Mauro Fearon to pick up the touch tanks and will coordinate with Kenny and Dale Wilder to pick up the tables we’ll need.  A truck will arrive at the Fun Fest site with the set up materials  Friday at 4:00 PM and get our booth assignment.  Our booth will be located in the pier/park parking lot South West of the Cocodries parking lot just south of where the food Vendors will be set up.

If you can come help us set up Friday  between anytime between 4 and 7  PM please come on out (just remember to park in the boat ramp lot and walk over).   We’ll likely finish setting up before 7 (more like 5:30 or 6)

We should have a great turnout for Fun Fest so please come on out and kibitz with us at the booth during the weekend even if you are not signed up to work the booth.  We’ll be herding folks through the touch tanks,  providing information about the snorkeling and diving reefs, and of course collecting donations.

We’ll also have some Sea grass Awareness wrist bands to hand out and hopefully some ‘Make Navarre Snorkelicious’ bumper stickers (I’m going by the printer today –let’s hope they come in on time and look good).

Below is the booth manning schedule for the weekend.   The Navarre High School Marine Science Club Students will be there throughout the event maintaining the touch tanks.
Remember to park inland and take the shuttle or park in the boat ramp parking lot.


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

Saturday May 16th Setup (8:30-10 AM)
Mark Griffith
Andy Epstein

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

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

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

Saturday May 16th Man the Booth (7 PM – 10 PM)
Mark Griffith

Sunday  May 17th Man the Booth (10 AM – 1 PM)
Dale & 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