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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.

August 13th, 2013 | Author:

Check out this brief video of  just one of the 30 gulf side beach accessible reefs in Navarre….with more planned.

 

 

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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May 04th, 2013 | Author:

Just announced by the FL governor Rick Scott is a list of projects that will be funded in Phase 3 of the NRDA Early Restoration. Florida’s Proposed NRDA Phase III Projects total approximately $58 million. Projects SR 26 and SR 27 are within this set of projects

Nearshore fishing/diving reef
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Gulf snorkeling reef expansion
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Details from which the press release was gathered are in a Federal Register publication released May 6.

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!

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.

May 18th, 2012 | Author:

Our next meeting for the Navarre Beach Marine Sanctuary Committee is Monday, May 21 at 6:30PM at the Best Western in Navarre.

We will be focusing on the ground breaking event and firming up sponsor signage.  The kiosks are being built now and will be completed by Friday.  Sign and plaque design will be discussed at the meeting
Snorkelers are welcome at the ribbon cutting event on Tuesday May 22 at 11:30PM.  Please contact Mandy Evers  (nwfevents@gmail.com)   if you would like to be part of a group snorkel at the ribbon cutting.   Volunteers are also  needed  to man the table with information about the sponsorship program and Run for the Reef.

More volunteer opportunities are available for Thursdays in the Parks which start May 24th.  The Foundation is using  VolunteerSpot (an online sign up and reminder tool) to schedule volunteers for upcoming community awareness activities.   Please sign up – here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:

1) Click this link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot:
http://www.volunteerspot.com/login/entry/1032345634189984080

2) Enter your email address. (No registration required!) Please note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone or send spam emails.

3) Sign Up!

If you have trouble accessing the site or prefer not to enter your email address – please email nasandler@bellsouth.net

May 15th, 2012 | Author:

The barge you see doing work in Santa Rosa Sound just north of Navarre Beach County Park is the county’s contractor installing the sound side reefs.

The public is invited to attend a ribbon cutting to celebrate the opening of two of three Navarre Beach Marine Sanctuary snorkeling reef projects on Tuesday, May 22 at 11:30 a.m. at the Sandpiper Pavilion located sound side in Navarre Beach Park. The installation of the two Navarre Beach Park sound side tiered reef modules, also known as Walter Eco-System Reef Modules, began May 15 and is expected to take four days to complete.

 

For more pictures and the full press release check out the Santa Rosa County Website

 

 

March 30th, 2012 | Author:

The Navarre Press is the prime media sponsor for the 4th Annual Run for the Reef 5K and Kid’s 1 Mile Fun Run.    In addition to helping promote the race through various communications channels, the Navarre Press will be on hand the day of the race to provide full event coverage and finish line photo services to record your moments of glory as you cross the finish line.

The Run for the Reef is the main fundraiser for the Navarre Beach Marine Sanctuary.   A great way to support the diving and snorkeling reefs and Make Navarre Snorkelicious is through tax deductible donations to sponsor the run through one of the event’s many sponsorship opportunities.  Registration for the race is open online via  Active.com and  by downloading and completing the registration form on our website.

February 24th, 2012 | Author:

It’s never too early to start getting in shape for the Run for the Reef.   The 4th Annual Run for the Reef 5K and Kid’s 1 Mile Fun Run is Saturday October 13th this year.  Starting and ending at the Navarre Beach Pier.

Galloway Training in Navarre