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March 23rd, 2013 | Author:

The Marine Sanctuary Committee has changed the Marine Sanctuary Plan to replace the Phase III observation pier with a more realistic and promising set of projects.  The projects have already been documented, and submitted for funding consideration with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) which is administering funds associated with the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill disaster.  The projects  are referenced within the DEP project system as  SR 26 and SR 27 and already have county concurrence.  Both projects  and the updated sanctuary  plan are summarized on the Plans and Documents page of our website.  SR 26 provides for additional beach dune walkovers and equipment wash down stations to encourage and  increase access and ease of transportation for park visitors with scuba equipment, kayaks, or other similar beach equipment. SR 27 is a project to permit and fully populate a 1 mile by 2 mile near shore artificial reef area approximately 1 mile south of the Navarre Beach shore.  Costs for the projects are estimated at approximately $1.8 Million.

Bob Boston will be spearheading the effort for both permitting and funding of the projects.  The Marine Sanctuary Committee has already committed $6,000 to develop permit applications and that work is currently underway with our Environmental Consultant.

Here’s to  keeping Navarre Snorkelicious!

December 23rd, 2009 | Author:

We’re ringing in 2010 right away by having our information booth set up at the Gulf Coast Kayak Fishing Association Rigging Clinic on Saturday January 2nd.   The clinic will be held in the parking lot of Hot Spots Bait and Tackle in Gulf Breeze (211 Gulf Breeze Parkway) from 10 am on through the afternoon.

A great opportunity to get out this holiday weekend between football games and see all the neat things these guys can do to kayaks.   From fish finders, to GPS, to anchor systems, live wells  and lights….if you think you’ve seen it on a boat – these guys have probably thought of a way to rig it on a kayak…..and they’ll show you how to do it too.

While you are there stop by our information booth and learn about our progress on the marine sanctuary and how you can stay informed or get involved and help Make Navarre Snorkelicious.