Southeast Florida Reef News - A Publication of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection's Coral Reef Conservation Program
Summer 2012
Coral Reef Conservation Program Update
FDEP CRCP Staff Update
Joanna Walczak
Southeast Region Administrator – FDEP Coral Reef Conservation Program & Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Coral Reef Conservation Program (FDEP CRCP) would like to congratulate Jamie Monty on her promotion from Fishing, Diving and Other Uses Project Coordinator to Assistant CRCP Manager. Since starting with CRCP in 2008, she has been an invaluable asset to the program. In addition to Jamie’s education, experience, and dedication to the goals of the FDEP, CRCP, and the Southeast Florida Coral Reef Initiative, her genuine and warm nature when interacting with staff,...

Southeast Florida Coral Reef Initiative Update
New Fishing, Diving and Other Uses Project Coordinator
Jamie Monty
Acting Manager

On July 30, 2012, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Coral Reef Conservation Program (FDEP CRCP) promoted Julio Jimenez to be the new Fishing, Diving and Other Uses (FDOU) Project Coordinator. Julio received his Bachelor's degree in Marine Affairs and Policy at the University of Miami (UM). While there, he interned and volunteered in a wide range of marine-related programs, and was named the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer’s Volunteer of the Year for the Jacksonville District for 2011. Julio became part of the FDEP CRCP Team in September 2011, serving as the...

Fishing, Diving and Other Uses (FDOU) Update: Let the Fish Counting Begin!
Julio Jimenez
FDOU Coordinator

In preparation for the first southeast Florida reef fish assessment this summer, University of Miami and NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) staff provided regional partners with a Reef Visual Census (RVC) methods training on April 13th, and data entry trainings on July 9th and 23rd. Southeast Florida partners contributing to fish data collection this summer include Martin County, Palm Beach County, Broward County, Miami-Dade County, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Florida Department of Environmental Protection...

Maritime Industry and Coastal Construction Impacts (MICCI) Combined Project 14,15,16 Phase I and II Completed!
Lauren Waters
MICCI Coordinator

The Nova Southeastern University Oceanographic Center recently completed a study for the Southeast Florida Coral Reef Initiative (SEFCRI) titled: "A Study to Evaluate Reef Recovery Following injury and Mitigation Structures Offshore Southeast Florida: Phase I and Phase II". The ultimate goal of this two-phased project was to evaluate recovery of injured reef resources and the development of the biological communities on deployed 'mitigation' reefs. Results from this study will assist resource managers in determining appropriate compensatory mitigation and restoration for...

The Full SEFCRI Team Meets Again!
The FDEP CRCP team

Due to the overwhelming success of the full Southeast Florida Coral Reef Initiative (SEFCRI) Team Meeting held in September 2011, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Coral Reef Conservation Program (FDEP CRCP) organized one for 2012. It was held on September 12th and 13th at the Center of Excellence for Coral Reef Ecosystem Research at Nova Southeastern University Oceanographic Center in Hollywood, FL. The SEFCRI and FDEP CRCP teams have been working progressively to execute follow up action items from last year’s meeting. This included...

SEFCRI REPORTS
You can view all of the completed project reports and work products online.
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Reef Injury Prevention and Response Update
Broward County Vessel Grounding Case Closed: Money received will help fund coral reef restoration in the southeast Florida.
Jena Sansgaard
Reef Injury Prevention and Response Coordinator
Learn more about
Florida's New
CORAL REEF
PROTECTION ACT
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Other Programs
Reef Cleanups Held Throughout July in Southeast Florida
Karen Bohnsack
NOAA Regional Management Coordinator
UPCOMING MEETINGS
You can view the schedule for meetings, workshops, meeting summaries and more for the Southeast Florida Coral Reef Initiative and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection's Coral Reef Conservation Program online.
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http://www.dep.state.fl.us/ http://coralreef.noaa.gov/ http://www.noaa.gov/
Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Coral Reef Conservation Program
1277 NE 79th Street Causeway
Miami, FL 33138
E-mail: coral@dep.state.fl.us
Phone: 305-795-1233