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September 29th, 2013 | Author:

Sign up today at our Marine Sanctuary booth during the Sand Sculpting competition at Navarre Beach Pier and get the early entry fee discount.

The run is only two weeks away – sign up today on at the Sand Sculpting competition, on Active.com, or download an entry form from our Run for the Reef page here.

September 08th, 2013 | Author:

Some recent visitors to Navarre Beach Marine Sanctuary provided this video footage via YouTube  for public enjoyment.

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.

June 19th, 2013 | Author:

Local professional artist and marine sanctuary supporter Kelley Grace, created another beautiful Run for the Reef 5K logo which will adorn all our races shirts this year.  Thanks Kelley.   Register now to receive yours.

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June 15th, 2013 | Author:

The 5th annual Run for the Reef  is in the planning stages and Registration is OPEN.  The run will be Sunday October 13th at the Navarre Pier.  Proceeds benefit the Marine Sanctuary and related programs or improvements.  You can register for the run on Active.com or download the registration form from our website.   Area artist  Grace Kelley will create the race logo again this year.  Don’t forget to put us on the calendar for October 13th!

Race shirt sponsorships   ($250 logo, $125 name in text)   are available.    Run With It of Fort Walton Beach owner Jeff Harris  will provide the top two Men’s and Women’s finisher’s in this year’s run for the reef with gift certificates to keep the winner’s truckin’.

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!

February 19th, 2013 | Author:

The next Marine Sanctuary Committee meeting will be Monday, February 25 at 6 pm in the Visitor Information Center/Chamber Conference Room.

Below is a list of some of the items we will be discussing:

Marine Sanctuary Committee leadership for 2013
Reef Sponsorship update
Run for the Reef update
Volunteers needed for Fun Fest booth April 26 and 27
Promoting and marketing reefs
Grant opportunities

February 11th, 2013 | Author:

 

Tune into the Weather Channel to see footage of the Navarre Beach Marine Sanctuary  reef system being installed among other reefing tales.

 

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October 06th, 2012 | Author:

Runners and Walkers,
Whether you are as fast as a Spotted Eagle Ray or move like a Loggerhead Turtle out of water, this event is for you. Not only will this be a fun race down Gulf Blvd on Navarre Beach with an awards party on the gulf at the Navarre Beach Pier, this is an opportunity to help the local environment in an unprecedented way. Sign up today and beat the early race registration cut-off.

5k Run/Walk & 1 Mile Fun Run
Saturday – October 13th 2012 7:30am Start

Help the Navarre Beach Chamber Foundation maintain our near shore Marine Sanctuaries and Artificial Reefs for Snorkeling and Diving in Santa Rosa Sound and Navarre Beach

Register online at www.active.com
or
Download registration form at www.navarrebeachmarinesanctuary.com

(Registration Drop Off – Navarre Chamber/Visitor Information Center)

AWARDS CEREMONY & PARTY @ NAVARRE PIER

For more Information on the 5K or the Marine Sanctuary project
email navbms@navarrebeachmarinesanctuary.com
or visit our website

MAKE NAVARRE SNORKELICIOUS!

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4th Annual Run for the Reef
The Navarre Pier will be the venue for the 4th Annual Run for the Reef on Saturday, October 13th, 2012 at 7:30 am. This 5K run/walk and one mile fun run will benefit the Marine Sanctuary project which includes snorkeling and diving reefs off Navarre Beach and have a significant impact on our local economy and environment.
Register online at active.com or find more information and download a registration form at navarrebeachmarinesanctuary.com. Registration forms are also available at the Navarre Beach Pier and the Navarre Visitor Information Center. Race day registration will be 6 am on the Pier deck. Awards and refreshments after the race, enjoy the run and the beautiful gulf front view from the Navarre Pier Deck.

September 23rd, 2012 | Author:

The reefs are indeed installed and fully visible from the surface. Several Marine Sanctuary Committee members took to the water to check out the reefs up close by diving and snorkeling them. They do look impressive and the fish seemed to be enjoying the new structures already.

Here are some shots taken by Mike Sandler  on one of the first dives of the Gulf Side reefs


One of the reef trees from below
 

Nancy Sandler inspecting a reef
 

Ray hiding in the sand