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    Help us grow a real reef via the CRF!

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    Ever wish you could grow an actual coral reef? Here’s your chance: support MARSH & support the Coral Restoration Foundation (CRF), a 501c(3) charity.

    ALL of August, become a supporting member and your collected MARSH dues will be MATCHED and FULLY donated to the Coral Restoration Foundation (CRF)!



    New Individual Supporting Membership:


    • Your $30 + $30 MARSH Match = $60 to the CRF!

    New Family Supporting Membership:


    • Your $40 + $40 MARSH Match = $80 to the CRF!

    Has your membership lapsed? Are you a Guest Member or know someone who is? Become a Supporting Member today and help us restore our coral reefs.

    CLICK HERE TO SIGN-UP NOW

    MORE CRF INFO BELOW:
    Who are the CRF and how do they restore reefs? See their 2016 annual report HERE for a colorful explanation.


    Basically, many coral reef communities have died faster than they can naturally adapt or resist a variety of stresses - many of which are due to human activity. Luckily, some coral colonies have survived, but are too far apart to quickly re-colonize and regenerate many dead reefs.


    Here’s where CRF helps reefs regenerate. They organize divers to frag these hardy corals, grow them out in their ‘nurseries’, and then transplant them into appropriate areas for re-colonization. They hope to ‘re-start’ enough reefs for the process to naturally take-over. Check out their current video of divers in action HERE.

    Here some highlights of their work in 2016 from the first link:



    • 40,000 corals in offshore nurseries
    • 23 research projects and collaborations 515 coral trees
    • 7 coral nurseries
    • 10,024 volunteer hours
    • 3,160 dives
    • 28 restoration sites with outplanted corals 15 interns
    • 300 coral genotypes

    Also for the next 3 years, they have a 2.1 million grant from NOAA who manages our coastal mapping, hurricane tracking, and other oceanographic efforts to restore several reefs in the Florida Keys.

    Finally, check out the last page of listed contributors under the M’s. Do you see your favorite local reefing club listed?


    Thanks all for your continued support of MARSH. Let’s literally give back: put some frags onto a reef and help restore them!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MARSH BoD View Post
    MARSH CoralResto 960x351.jpg


    Ever wish you could grow an actual coral reef? Here’s your chance: support MARSH & support the Coral Restoration Foundation (CRF), a 501c(3) charity.

    ALL of August, become a supporting member and your collected MARSH dues will be MATCHED and FULLY donated to the Coral Restoration Foundation (CRF)!



    New Individual Supporting Membership:


    • Your $30 + $30 MARSH Match = $60 to the CRF!

    New Family Supporting Membership:


    • Your $40 + $40 MARSH Match = $80 to the CRF!

    Has your membership lapsed? Are you a Guest Member or know someone who is? Become a Supporting Member today and help us restore our coral reefs.

    CLICK HERE TO SIGN-UP NOW

    MORE CRF INFO BELOW:
    Who are the CRF and how do they restore reefs? See their 2016 annual report HERE for a colorful explanation.


    Basically, many coral reef communities have died faster than they can naturally adapt or resist a variety of stresses - many of which are due to human activity. Luckily, some coral colonies have survived, but are too far apart to quickly re-colonize and regenerate many dead reefs.


    Here’s where CRF helps reefs regenerate. They organize divers to frag these hardy corals, grow them out in their ‘nurseries’, and then transplant them into appropriate areas for re-colonization. They hope to ‘re-start’ enough reefs for the process to naturally take-over. Check out their current video of divers in action HERE.

    Here some highlights of their work in 2016 from the first link:



    • 40,000 corals in offshore nurseries
    • 23 research projects and collaborations 515 coral trees
    • 7 coral nurseries
    • 10,024 volunteer hours
    • 3,160 dives
    • 28 restoration sites with outplanted corals 15 interns
    • 300 coral genotypes

    Also for the next 3 years, they have a 2.1 million grant from NOAA who manages our coastal mapping, hurricane tracking, and other oceanographic efforts to restore several reefs in the Florida Keys.

    Finally, check out the last page of listed contributors under the M’s. Do you see your favorite local reefing club listed?


    Thanks all for your continued support of MARSH. Let’s literally give back: put some frags onto a reef and help restore them!
    This is pretty coolll!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tommyhere777 View Post
    This is pretty coolll!!!
    that was our goal. we want to help out as our budget allows.
    Corey Ingram
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    This is a great chance for our guest members to really make a difference. Double your donation!!!

    New Individual Supporting Membership:



    • Your $30 + $30 MARSH Match = $60 to the CRF!


    New Family Supporting Membership:



    • Your $40 + $40 MARSH Match = $80 to the CRF!

    Gregg Hamilton
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