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January 08th, 2011 | Author:

The next meeting of the Navarre Beach Marine Sanctuary Committee will be 6 PM Monday, January 31, 2011 at the Navarre Visitor Information Center Conference Room.

A new year and plenty to plan for in 2011. We’ll review progress on permitting, funding, and community awareness and discuss next steps in planning the 3rd Annual Run for the Reef.

Any person interested in helping with the effort to bring beach accessible snorkeling and diving reefs to Navarre Beach (or just interested in knowing more about the project) is welcome and encouraged to attend.

Hope to see you there.

October 28th, 2009 | Author:

As 2009  begins to wind down and we head into the holiday months, the marine sanctuary committee is beginning to look forward to the coming year’s challenges and how best to meet them.  One of the changes will be in the routine operations of the committee –  like managing communications, coordinating fund raising and grant activity, managing the permit process, etc.   Previously, we have  taken things as they come and  doled out the various tasks as the needs arise, like manning information booths, event planning, and speaking to community groups.

Now that we have a little more experience with running the different parts of the marine sanctuary program we can be more proactive with individuals  leading different functional areas.  Coming out of the October meeting, the breakout for the areas of leadership and the people that will be leading in each area are:

Communications- Nancy Sandler

Community Awareness Events – Dan McCarren

Presentations – Andy Epstein

Finance – Mike Sandler

Reef Sponsorship Program – Mandy Evers

Grants – Robert Turpin

Website – Mark Griffith

Permitting – Mark Griffith

After the new year a new Chairman of the Marine Sanctuary committee for the 2010 calendar year will be named.

2009 has been a year of many successes for the Marine Sanctuary Program, and  with the  reorganization outlined above we look forward to even better progress 2010.   Thanks to those committee members  stepping forward positively in leading our efforts to Make Navarre Snorkelicious!