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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 09th, 2013 | Author:

The Sea Turtle Conservation Center, located at the entrance to Navarre Beach Park will host the 2013 Kid’s 1 Mile Fun Run at our 5th Annual Run for the Reef. Parents bring your kid’s out and let your kid’s run wild….at least for a mile along the nature path in the park. You don’t even have to wake up early for this one. Race starts approximately 8:45 AM so mosey on out. It’s only $15 and the race shirt is included. Download the Kid’s Fun Run specific registration form here or register on Active.com.

September 08th, 2013 | Author:

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

August 10th, 2013 | Author:

Committee members and others indicate more and more people are using and enjoying the reef amenities at Navarre Beach Park.   Many reports of abundant sea life on and around the reefs and almost full coverage of the basic reef structures in less than one year since deployment.  Mike Sandler snapped this photo on a recent dive of the Gulf Reef site.

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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!

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 14th, 2012 | Author:

Links to the Placements for  the Runners and Walkers  (Male and Female) Categories  have been posted.  Please use the links below to access the various .pdf files.  If your name is listed in the Run for the reef placements file and you did not receive a medal on the pier deck, you can pick up your medal Monday Oct 15 thru Saturday Oct 20 at the Navarre Visitor Information Center (Highway 98 just west of the Navarre Beach Bridge).

Run for the Reef Placements   –  Overall, Masters Category and Age Catgory placements for Male and Female Runners and Walkers

Female Runners Times – Overall Placement and Times for Female Runners

Male Runners Times – Overall Placement and Times for Male Runners

Female Walkers Times – Overall Placement and Times for Female Walkers

Male Walkers Times – Overall Placement and Times for Male Walkers

 

Note Medals are provided for places 1 thru 3 of Male and Female Runner Overall  and Age Category.  Maters, Grand Masters and Senior Grand Masters are awarded medals for first place only.   All Walkers Medals are awarded for 1st place in the listed category.    Additional places are listed for information only.

We apologize for the delay in posting the results and appreciate your support in Making Navarre Snorkelicious!

September 20th, 2012 | Author:

After many weeks of waiting and watching for a good window of weather and sea state, the Reef Maker of Orange Beach installed the last of the Marine Sanctuary Eco System Reefs in the Gulf off of Navarre Beach County Park.   This deployment of reefs completes the set of three reef sites that make up the Marine Sanctuary at Navarre Beach County Park.  Two additional sites  are in Santa Rosa Sound just off the north shore of the park.

The newest reef addition  provide a great snorkel opportunity…and a fun way to cool off  after the October 13th Run for the Reef 5K

 

 

August 25th, 2012 | Author:

All three pavilions on the sound at  Navarre Beach County Park have new walkway improvements and showers thanks to  Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation  funding and a solid partnership with Santa Rosa County.   The Foundation provided the funds from monies raised by their Marine Sanctuary Committee and reserved for Marine Sanctuary and related program use.   The monies were used to purchase material and the county provided the sweat and muscles to get it done.     Sand fences  will also be installed  near two of the pavilions to mark a clear path through the sand from the pavilions to the shore near the reef areas, which will help direct foot traffic and  minimize damage to the natural vegetation.

Signs identifying the sound side reef areas as snorkel reefs where no motorized vessels are allowed have also been deployed on all  the sound side reef marker pilings

June 16th, 2012 | Author:

Local Navarre professional artist, Kelley Grace has done it again – designing and creating another fantastic Run for the Reef Race Logo for this year’s October 13th event.

This is the second piece of art Kelley has created in support of the Navarre Beach Marine Sanctuary.  Last year several lucky participants were able to get signed copies of their Run for the Reef race shirt when she was on hand at the Awards Ceremony after the race.  Don’t miss your opportunity to own one of these Navarre originals.  Race registration is open at active.com or via download and drop off  the registration form from the Run for the Reef 5K page here on our website.