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Teens4Oceans Cayman Research Site Restoration

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BENEFITING: TEENS4OCEANS

EVENT DATE: Sep 10, 2013

THE STORY:

Thank you to everyone who supported this campaign! We have reached our goal!!

 

 

Background:

When Trevor Mendelow, Teens4Oceans Executive Director, received the call on the morning of August 28th that the communications barge had capsized, gloom set over the headquarters of Teens4Oceans and the student chapters who had been so excited about this project. We quickly learned that the electronics on board the top-side barge were destroyed when they were submerged in salt water. 

 

In order to have a functioning camera feed to continue capturing the coral spawning event, we need to act fast. And in order to improve the system to be sink-proof, we need the kind of financial support that will free us from shoestring-budget decisions.

 

How did this happen?

Torrential rains filled air space inside the barge through an open vent. Any number of reasons could be to blame for this happening. We were planning to fill that air space with closed cell foam in the coming weeks, but alas we were too slow. The complex nature of insuring our equipment left us without any coverage for damaged equipment. As we speak, the kind folk at Ocean Frontiers Dive Center are making the support virtually unsinkable by filling the pontoons with expanded foam; we cannot have this happen again.

 

What can you do to help us?

Donate what you can to help us replace our equipment and improve our system! We want you all to join our community of avid coral monitoring ocean lovers. Be assured, that if we raise this money, you will soon be looking at the beautiful organisms on our Cayman Cam.

 

What do we need?

- 5 solar panels and sealed batteries that provide power to our entire system
- New data acquisition tools
- A smattering of electronics equipment, circuit boards, bulkheads, … that were destroyed when the watertight communications boxes went too far beneath the surface
- Air travel to the island from our home in Boulder to replace the system and salvage what we can

 

When do we need it?

We plan to live stream the 2013 coral spawning event starting on September 24th. Everything must be back up and running by then, so we’re running this campaign to raise enough money for our team to fly down in mid-September for the install. We hope to bring students with us on this restoration effort, because so many have been involved in this project over the last two years. With your help, we’ll make it happen!

 

For more information about the Teens4Oceans Cayman Project, visit our website.

 

Thanks!

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To This Fundraiser

$25,790

MONEY RAISED
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  • Angie, Jeremy and Ben Flug

     

  • Rory, Kyle and Giorgia Mendelow

     

  • Stephen Broadbelt

     

  • David & Vicky Cooper

     

  • Kenny Rubin

     

  • Sal & Dee Perconti

     

  • Rebecca M

     

  • Barney and kris bristow

     

  • David Posner

     

  • Kathy Murphy & Gerry Grindler

     

  • Jenny Keller Below

     

  • Kathy Murphy & Gerry Grindler

     

  • Glenn Ostle & Pam Hadfield

     

  • Rod Paquin

     

  • Mary A Wallace

     

  • Clint & Cassie Lee

     

  • Gail and Duncan Seibert

     

  • John and Cecilia Sharp

     

  • Martin Pineiro

     

  • Mark Rovner

     

  • The Henstons

     

  • Christine and Rick Beard

     

  • Murphy Family

     

  • Suzy Reno & Amy Samonds

     

  • Bruce & Robin Mathews

     

  • Jeff, Kelley, and Sarah Minor

     

  • Chris Malinowski & Patty Chapin

     

  • Heather Walters

     

  • Mike Lloyd

     

  • Lindsey S

     

  • Erin Sams & Bradley Cooper

     

  • Richard & Molly Apple

     

  • Percy Sherman

     

  • Richard Hunt

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Oudet Family

     

  • John Monterubio

     

  • Phil,Carol and Natalie Bronsdon

     

  • The Rainaldi Family

     

  • Padma

     

  • Cheryl Hubay & Dennis Beaver

     

  • Bob Tse

     

  • Carla S. & Geno

     

  • Rifkin Family

     

  • Rob, Barb, and Jayne Fraser

     

  • Grandpa and Grandma McDaniel and Nicholas

     

  • Dr. Mikki McComb-Kobza

     

  • Kathy Birnbaum

     

  • Michael Maes

     

  • stetlerseanymph

     

  • Thieme's

     

  • Chloe Kim

     

  • Joseph Casciotta

     

  • Ocean Classrooms

     

  • Sara Carlson

     

  • Elsa Aragones

     

  • Evans Family

     

  • Erin Looney

     

  • Caroline Felstiner

     

  • Andrew, Ellen, Fritz

     

  • Jackie Gill

     

  • Cindy and Greg Sams

     

  • Virginia Provencher

     

  • ReefCam Team

     

  • george mayda

     

  • Brenda Sams

     

  • Jaschke Family

     

  • Steven and Mary Ellen Heng

     

  • Dennis & Tamara Dietzel

     

  • Glenn Rierson

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Jennifer WEiske

     

  • erick mayda

     

  • James Faudel & Family

     

  • The Bennis Family

     

  • Kate Schlegel

     

  • The Davis Family

     

  • Fred and Lisa Steiner

     

  • Tom and Nancy Leidell

     

  • Lee McLendon

     

  • Bonnie White and Jason Hawk

     

  • Tammy Beaton

     

  • Trent Beaton

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Kitty Patterson and Tom Kempner

     

  • Ellen Cuylaerts

     

  • Andrew Goldblatt

     

  • The Parsons Family

     

  • Louisa

     

  • VIERS: Virgin Islands Environmental Resource Station, St. John USVI

     

  • Kevin Ulmer

     

  • George K. Watson

     

  • Vince & Beth Fragomeni

     

  • Diane & Marshall Wallach

     

  • Wild Goose Imaging

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Margaux Maes (Maes-Cuylaerts fam.)

     

  • Rick and Debbie Martin

     

  • Gary P. Weinstein

     

  • Nate+Baily Kempner

     

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103% Raised of $25,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $25,790 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

TEENS4OCEANS

Amount Raised

$24,565

 

98% Raised of $25,000 Goal

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richard beard

Amount Raised

$500

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Mark Rovner

Amount Raised

$375

 

38% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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george mayda

Amount Raised

$350

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Heather Walters

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

Nate+Baily Kempner

Nate+Baily Kempner

4 years ago

Gary P. Weinstein

Gary P. Weinstein

4 years ago

Rick and Debbie Martin

Rick and Debbie Martin

4 years ago

Margaux Maes (Maes-Cuylaerts fam.)

Margaux Maes (Maes-Cuylaerts fam.)

Pushing the fundraiser over $25K. Congrats guys... you made! Keep up the good work on this amazing project! Michael 4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

4 years ago

Wild Goose Imaging

Wild Goose Imaging

4 years ago

Diane & Marshall Wallach

Diane & Marshall Wallach

4 years ago

Vince & Beth Fragomeni

Vince & Beth Fragomeni

4 years ago

George K. Watson

George K. Watson

4 years ago

Kevin Ulmer

Kevin Ulmer

4 years ago