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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

October 24th, 2010 | Author:

The Navarre Beach Marine Sanctuary program came in 2nd place again this year for the Pensacola Bay Area Impact 100 grant.  At the Impact 100 organization’s annual meeting, the full grant amount of  $114,000 was awarded to the other finalist in the Environmental, Recreation and Preservation category,  St. Michael’s Cemetery Preservation Program.    Had the Marine Sanctuary been awarded the grant,  the  monies would have funded two of the three reef sites in the Marine Sanctuary plan.

This marks the second year the Marine Sanctuary program has been a finalist for the Impact 100 grant.   Mandy Evers authored this year’s grant and was successful at getting the program to the finals for this, the second consecutive year.    Site visits were conducted with each applicant by  Impact 100 committees  after which two finalist in each of five categories were selected.  The vote was held to award the grant immediately after the final presentations at the annual meeting.

While we are disappointed that the Marine Sanctuary was not the recipient,  congratulations go the St. Michael’s Cemetary Preservation Program for their achievement.   The Marine Sanctuary Committee also thanks the members of the Pensacola Bay Area Impact 100 for the opportunity to  compete for the grant.

October 18th, 2010 | Author:

The Navarre Beach Marine Sanctuary Committee will meet Monday, October 25th at 6 PM in the Navarre Visitor Information Center Conference Room.

It was a busy summer for the committee.  We appreciate all new committee members and community support.  You can Help Make Navarre Snorkelicious.


Thanks to the participants, volunteers and sponsors, the 2nd Annual Run For the Reef 5K and Kid’s 1 Mile Fun Run was another huge success and brought in over $5,000 for the marine sanctuary.  The venue for this year’s event was the Navarre Beach Fishing Pier.  Runners again were treated to entertainment, food, beer and soft drinks with free after race massages and lots of great door prizes.   You can check out our website www.navarrebeachmarinesanctuary.com for more information and a link to the results.


Mandy has set up some times to meet to practice the Impact 100 presentation.  Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend these practice sessions.  Bring a friend.  Practice days, time, and place:

Monday, October 18 – 6PM , Wednesday, October 20 – 6PM, and Friday, October 22 – 6PM – Navarre Visitor Information Center (enter through back door)

Saturday, October 23 – 10AM – Navarre Best Western (conference room on the left as you enter the front)

The Impact 100 presentation is this Sunday, October 24.  Voting by Impact 100 members and announcement of grant recipients will follow the presentations.

May 25th, 2010 | Author:

Check out our ONLINE PLEDGE FORM.   No need to pull out your credit card or write a check now – just  tell us how much you would like to pledge to our efforts to Make Navarre Snorkelicious and through which type of sponsorship.    You can also download a pdf version of the pledge form here and mail it t:

Navarre Beach Marine Sanctuary c/o Navarre Chamber Foundtion, 8668 Navarre Pkwy #142, Navarre FL 32566

You can  access the pledge form and also make tax deductible donations via Pay Pal from our Pledges and Donations Page.

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.