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4th Annual Southeast Florida Reef Cleanup

Contact

Karen Bohnsack
Biscayne Bay Education Center
1277 NE 79th Street Causeway
Miami, FL 33138
(305) 795-1204

Dates and Times

  • Thu, Jun 26 - SEAFAN BleachWatch Training Class (other dates TBD)
  • Sat, Jun 28 - Palm Beach County Reef Cleanup
  • Sun, Jul 20 - Miami-Dade County Reef Cleanup
  • Sat, Jul 26 - 7th Annual Treasure Coast Waterway Cleanup & Peck's Lake Reef Dive Cleanup
  • Sat, Aug 2 - Broward County Reef Cleanup

Description

Calling all divers! This summer, there are many opportunities to help protect southeast Florida's coral reefs. The Southeast Florida Coral Reef Initiative is hosting the 4th Annual Southeast Florida Reef Cleanup in partnership with local dive charter boats, as well as SEAFAN BleachWatch Classes with Diver's Direct.

SEAFAN BleachWatch Training Class

*Help protect southeast Florida's coral reefs by becoming a trained member of the SEAFAN BleachWatch team. All participants will receive a BleachWatch Kit with data sheets, an underwater ID guide, and dive whistle.

  • Stay tuned for upcoming classes!

Palm Beach County Reef Cleanup - June 28, 2014

  • Jupiter Dive Center - www.jupiterdivecenter.com
    • Time: Check-in at 12:45 pm, boat departs at 1:30 pm
    • Location: Jupiter Dive Center, 1001 N Hwy A1A Alternate, Jupiter, FL 33477
    • Register: Go online to www.jupiterdivecenter.com and choose "Book a Dive" - June 28th SEFCRI Cleanup Dive; or call (561) 745-7807
    • Cost: $70
  • Pura Vida Divers - www.puravidadivers.com
    • Time: AM Trip - Dockside check-in at 8 am, boat departs at 8:30 am
      PM Trip - Dockside check-in at 1 pm, boat departs at 1:30 pm
    • Location: Lake Park Marina, 105 Lake Shore Drive, Riviera Beach, FL 33404
    • Register: Call (561) 840-8750 or email info.pvd@puravidadivers.com
    • Cost: $70
  • Dolphin Sun Dive Charters - www.dolphinsun.com
    • Time: Check-in at 8 am, boat departs at 8:30 am
    • Location: Boynton Harbor Marina, 375 Casa Loma Blvd, Boynton Beach, FL 33435
    • Register: Call (561) 886-8925 or email bill@dolphinsun.com
    • Cost: $55 ($10 discount for cleanup divers)
  • Narcosis Dive Charters - www.narcosisdivecharters.com
    • Time: Cehck-in at 12:30 pm, boat departs at 1 pm
    • Location: Riviera Beach Marina, 200 East 13th Street, Riviera Beach, FL 33404
    • Register: Call (561) 630-0606 or email divenarcosis@hotmail.com
    • Cost: $50 ($15 discount for cleanup divers)
  • Pura Vida Divers & Diver's Direct, West Palm Beach - Blue Heron Bridge Cleanup

Miami-Dade County Reef Cleanup - July 20, 2014

Mesh collection bags and gloves will be available to borrow. All participating divers will also receive a pair of sea-snips to keep!

  • RJ Diving Ventures - http://www.rjdiving.com
    • Time: Check-in at 12:15 pm, boat departs at 1 pm
    • Location: Miami Beach Marina, 300 Alton Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139
    • Register: Call (305) 861-6277 or email info@rjdiving.com
    • Cost: $50 ($20 discount for cleanup divers)

7th Annual Treasure Coast Waterway Cleanup & Peck's Lake Reef Dive Cleanup - July 26, 2014

There are several locations around Martin County:

  • Jim Graham Boat Ramp, 8555 SE Gomez Ave., Hobe Sound, FL 33455
  • Sandsprit Park Boat Ramp, 3443 SE St. Lucie Blvd., Stuart, FL 34997
  • Stuart Causeway Boat Ramp, SE Ocean Blvd., Stuart, FL
  • Leighton Park Boat Ramp, 2701 SW Cornell Ave., Palm City, FL 34990
  • Jensen Beach Boat Ramp, Indian River Drive, Jensen Beach, FL 39457

Hosted by the Marine Industries Association of the Treasure Coast. Visit www.TCWaterwayCleanup.com for more information and to register.

Broward County Reef Cleanup - August 2, 2014

  • American Dream Dive Charters - http://www.scubafortlauderdale.com
    • Time: Check-in at 8 am, boat departs at 8:30 am
    • Location: Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina, 88 Portside Drive, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316
    • Register: Call Greg at (954) 394-1488.
    • Cost: $50 (cash or check only). Equipment and tanks extra (call for details).
  • South Florida Diving Headquarters & Force-E - www.southfloridadiving.com, www.force-e.com  
    • Time: Check-in at 7:15 am, boat departs at 8 am
    • Location: Fish City Marina, 2621 N. Riverside Drive, Pompano Beach, FL 33062
    • Register: Call (954) 783-2299 or (954) 943-3483; email info@southfloridadiving.com; or go to www.force-e.com, choose 'Events Calendar' - August 2 - Southeast Florida Reef Cleanup
    • Cost: $55. Includes a 2-tank dive trip (tanks are separate. Courtesy of South Florida Diving Headquarters and Force-E, prizes and giveaways will also be available for participating divers.

Additional information: For more information about the 4th Annual Southeast Florida Reef Cleanup or SEAFAN BleachWatch classes contact Karen Bohnsack at (305) 795-1204 or Karen.Bohnsack@dep.state.fl.us or contact one of the dive businesses directly to register.


Last updated: July 23, 2014

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