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
Gulf snorkeling reef expansion
Details from which the press release was gathered are in a Federal Register publication released May 6.
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
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!
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
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
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.
Tickets are now available for a beatiful hand made quilt, made and donated by Lenore Nicholson. Purchase your tickets on line now or contact a Marine Sanctuary Committee member.
We will also have tickets for sale at the Run for the Reef Reef Packet Pickup Friday October 12th or on Race day Saturday Morning October 13th at the Navarre Pier.
Quilt size is 53″ x 63″
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.
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 (email@example.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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
The Navarre Chamber Foundation will have an informational booth at Fun Fest (Fri & Sat – Apr 27 & 28) to inform the community about the Marine Sanctuary progress, sell nature walk bricks and promote the Run for the Reef. We’ll also staff the beer booth Saturday night. The Foundation will get to keep tips received during the beer booth shift.
Additional volunteers are needed, particularly Saturday evening at the beer booth from 4 pm to 7 pm. Please contact Nancy Sandler (email@example.com) if you wish to help.
Thanks to those who have already volunteered and a big thank you to the Navarre Chamber for donating part of the Fun Fest 5K Proceeds to the Marine Sanctuary program.
Fun Fest will be in the Navarre Beach County Parking Lot next to the Pier.
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.