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August 20th, 2013 | Author:

The  next Marine Sanctuary committee meeting will be Monday, August 26, 6 pm at the Hampton Inn Navarre.

Anyone interested in being involved with the Marine Sanctuary and it’s activities is encouraged to attend.

Preliminary Agenda:

  • Update on reef projects
  • Run for the Reef October 13
  • Fundraising, sponsorships, and grants
  • Volunteers needed for upcoming events in September and October

Hope to see you at the Hampton Inn next Monday.

April 24th, 2011 | Author:

The next Marine Sanctuary Meeting is Monday, April 25, 2011 at 6PM at the Hampton Inn.

We still need volunteers for the events and times below.  Please contact Nancy Sandler at nasandler@bellsouth.net if you are interested in helping out.
1.  Funfest, April 29th Friday, April 29 – 3 to 5 pm
2.  Funfest Saturday, April 30, 1 to 3:30 pm and 3:30 to 6 pm.
3.  Sunset Stampede 5K, May 7th from 3-5pm and 5-7pm

April Monthly Meeting Agenda

A.  Permitting update and Project Details

B.   Funding

a.  TDC and County funding update

b.  Grants

Status of grants applied for

Impact 100 grant

c.  Run for the Reef update

d.  Sponsorship

C.  Community Awareness

a.  Past Events

b.  Future Events

D.  Next Meeting

E.  Adjourn

March 27th, 2011 | Author:

The next meeting for the Navarre Beach Marine Sanctuary Committee will be this Monday, March 28 at 6PM at the Hampton Inn,  on Highway 98 in Navarre.

A. Committee Leadership

B. Permitting update

C. Funding

a.       TDC and County funding update

b.      Grants (applied for)

c.       Future Grants

d.      Run for the Reef update

e.       Sponsorship

D. Community Awareness

a.       Past Events

b.      Future Events

E. Next Meeting

F. Adjoin

January 17th, 2011 | Author:

Reports from the recent Escambia Marine Advisory Committee meeting indicates the gulf side snorkeling reef permits have been amended to allow shorter pilings (the same length planned for the Navarre site).  This clears the way for the deployment of the eco system reefs off of Pensacola beach near Portofino towers.    It is welcome news for the Navarre Beach reef effort since the design of the reef structures is identical to those planned for Pensacola Beach.  Tests from the piling manufacturer that showed the shorter pilings are actually stronger than the originally planned longer pilings were instrumental in the decision.

Also at the meeting, it was noted that Escambia county is proceeding with reef permits for the same type of reefs at Perdido Key.  With Perdido Key, Pensacola Beach, and Navarre Beach  all having beach accessible snorkeling and diving reefs a Snorkeling Trail is a real possibility and looks to be within our grasp.

According Keith Johnson of  Wetland Sciences, the environmental consultant for the Navarre Beach Marine Sanctuary Committee the federal permits for the Navarre reef sites are working their way through the process.   A  realistic projected date for having the permits in hand is  June 2011.    Construction and deployment of the reefs and the planned informational kiosk type signs is expected to cost between $160k and $200K.   The Marine Sanctuary Committee is raising funds for the effort and plans to rollout a reef sponsorship campaign this spring.  Also several grants have been and continued to be pursued to fund the project.

To find out more about the physical and financial progress of the project come to the monthly committee meeting January 31st at 6 PM in the conference room of the Navarre Visitor Information Center (Hwy 98 at the Navarre Beach Bridge).

September 16th, 2010 | Author:

Impact 100 Pensacola announced today (Sept 16, 2010) at a press conference that the Navarre Beach Marine Sanctuary is among ten finalists  competing  for five grants of $114,000 in each of five categories.  There are two finalists per category – the Marine Sanctuary is in the Environmental category.

This marks the Marine Sanctuary’s 2nd consecutive year  as a finalist for the annual Impact 100 Grant.   It is a huge opportunity for the Marine Sanctuary Program, and can provide the necessary funding for the Phase I Gulf Side Reefs and good portion of the  Phase II Sound Side Reefs funding.  The final determination will be made after brief presentations by each finalists to the entire Impact 100 membership at their annual meeting on Sunday October 24th at 1:45 PM.

We believe the positive environmental benefits  from the  reefs – up to 1.8 million gallons of water filtered per day, increased biodiversity and juvenile marine species habitat – is very grant worthy.   In addition the Marine Sanctuary project provides huge economic and educational benefits for the area with an estimated increase of $1.17 million in annual economic output  and increased local educational institution and grant funded study opportunities,

The Marine Sanctuary Committee is  honored to be among this years finalists and  very grateful to the women of Impact 100 – not only for the current grant program but for  their past seven years of  contributions to making our community a better place to work and live.

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.

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

4.   Comments

February 14th, 2010 | Author:

The Marine Sanctuary Committee is gearing up for a great 2010.   Grants are already being targeted with the submittal of one grant already and the planning for the Pensacola Bay Area Impact 100 Grant Submittal

Mandy Evers,  Marine Sanctuary Committee co-chair wrote and submitted a $5,000 grant to International Paper on behalf of the Marine Sanctuary Committee.   We expect to hear back from this grant within the next couple of months.

Meanwhile the committee is gearing up for another run at the $100,000 Impact 100 grant.  Last year we made it to the final two in the Environmental Category.  In 2010 we are hoping to build on that success and take the prize with this year’s efforts.

Stay tuned ….. 2010 is looking promissing for the Marine Sanctuary thus far.

September 17th, 2009 | Author:

Impact 100 Pensacola announced today at a press conference that the Navarre Beach Marine Sanctuary is among ten finalists that will compete for five grants of $102,800 in each of five categories.  There are two finalists per category – the Marine Sanctuary is in the Environmental category.

This is a huge opportunity for the Marine Sanctuary Program ,and can provide most of the necessary funding for the completion of Phase II (sound side reefs).  The final determination will be made after brief presentations by each finalists to the entire Impact 100 membership at their annual meeting on Sunday October 18th at 1:45 PM.

We believe the positive environmental benefits that will come from the sound side reefs – up to 1.8 million gallons of water filtered per day, increased biodiversity and juvenile marine species habitat – is very grant worthy.   In addition the Marine Sanctuary project provides huge economic and educational benefits for the area with an estimated increase of $1.17 million in annual economic output for the combined gulf and sound side reefs and increased local educational institution and grant funded study opportunities,

The Marine Sanctuary Committee is is honored to be among this years finalists and is very grateful to the ladies of Impact 100 – not only for the current grant program but for their continued contribution to making our community a better place to work and live.

March 23rd, 2009 | Author:

Impact 100 is a Pensacola organization that annually gives $100k+ grants for projects in different  categories including education, environment, recreation,and preservation.

The sanctuary committee needs a volunteer to spearhead the grant application process.  The first task is to attend the workshop put on by Impact 100 for prospective applicants.   The workshop will be Friday, March 27th, 9 – 11:30 AM, at the Lewis Bear Company, 6120 Enterprise Drive in Pensacola.

Please contact Mark Griffith via email  (mark.griffith@myzenyx.com ) or phone (850-677-1875) if you can help in this area.