Southeast Florida Reef News - A Publication of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection's Coral Reef Conservation Program
Summer 2013
Coral Reef Conservation Program Update
Announcing SEFCRI’s ‘Our Florida Reefs’ Community Planning Process
Jamie Monty & Julio Jimenez
Manager & Fishing, Diving & Other Uses Coordinator

Here at the Florida Coral Reef Conservation Program office, we are excited about SEFCRI’s largest project to date, “Our Florida Reefs”, which is a community planning process for SE FL's coral reefs. The goal of Our Florida Reefs is to help SEFCRI achieve its mission of developing & supporting the implementation of an effective strategy for SE FL reefs, balancing resource use & protection, in cooperation with all interested parties. The process tagline, “Your Voice, Our Future,”...

Southeast Florida Coral Reef Initiative Update
SEFCRI Team Announces New Vice Chairs and Team Members
Lauren Waters
Maritime Industry & Coastal Construction Impacts Coordinator

The Southeast Florida Coral Reef Initiative (SEFCRI) prides itself on being a stakeholder driven Team with balanced membership from non-governmental organizations, government agencies, fishers, divers, and others interested in protecting our coral reefs. Last year, the SEFCRI reviewed and revised how the Team is structured in order to promote a more balanced and effective Team. This included creating nine Vice Chair positions.  Each Vice Chair represents a reef stakeholder group: Fishing; Diving; Citizens at Large; Federal, State, and Local Government; Academia; Private...

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
FRIENDS OF BISCAYNE BAY MAKES CORAL REEF MAPS AVAILABLE ON SMARTPHONES : Maps aid in boater safety by depicting sandy bottom areas for boaters to deploy their anchor.
Jena Sansgaard
Reef Injury Prevention and Response Coordinator
Learn more about
Florida's New
CORAL REEF
PROTECTION ACT
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Other Programs
Launch of the SEAFAN BleachWatch Program
Karen Bohnsack
NOAA Coral Fellow
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