Coral Reef Building EcoTrip
Organized by: KC Skinner
EVENT DATE Feb 21, 2015
Corals are the canary in the coal mine of the sea. A healthy coral reef communicates the health of the ocean and its dependent plants and animals. Corals worldwide are struggling and need our help to increase their chances of survival. Pollutants, warming, overfishing, and hurricanes can damage corals. We will help by propagating corals onto artificial reef structures to encourage growth. Our first eco-trip with this goal targets corals just off the beach near the Paradise Cove Resort in the Bahamas. We will be "planting" live coral onto an artificial reef of Reef Balls.
I have been an ocean lover all of my life and it is an honor and a privilege to work with the Reef Ball Foundation and to coordinate this event. Our group of eco-tourist/volunteers each pay to come work with the coral, but their financial contribution does not cover all the costs of the week. Please consider helping fund our work to make the coastal environment better for fish and critters, and to help protect the island from hurricanes.
If you would like to join us or find out more about the trip, please visit www.coralreefeco.com.
To learn more about The Reef Ball Foundation visit www.reefball.org.