Southeast Florida Reef News - A Publication of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection's Coral Reef Conservation Program
Winter/Spring 2011
Coral Reef Conservation Program Update
Long-Term Planning for Southeast Florida’s Coral Reefs: FDEP CRCP Staff Receive Marxan Training
Jamie Monty
Fishing, Diving and Other Uses Project Coordinator

The long-term goal of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection Coral Reef Conservation Program (FDEP CRCP) is to develop an effective strategy to preserve and protect southeast Florida’s coral reefs and associated reef resources, emphasizing balance between resource use and protection, in cooperation with all interested parties. FDEP CRCP is working toward achieving this goal by implementing Local Action Strategy (LAS) projects. The resulting data from several Southeast Florida Coral Reef Initiative...

Coral Reef Identification Classes
Christopher Boykin
Awareness and Appreciation Project Coordinator

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection Coral Reef Conservation Program (FDEP CRCP) invites you to celebrate Earth Month 2011 by participating in one or more of four educational classes that will each be held twice during the month of April. Classes are FREE, but space is limited, so reserve your spot early by contacting Christopher.Boykin@dep.state.fl.us. Classes will be held at the Biscayne...

Southeast Florida Coral Reef Initiative Update
New Southeast Florida Watershed Poster
Troy Craig
Associate Coordinator

The Florida Department of Environmental Protections Coral Reef Conservation Program (FDEP CRCP) is creating an educational watershed poster for teachers, environmental educational centers and the Southeast Florida Coral Reef Initiative (SEFCRI) outreach booth. This poster is part of a Land-Based Sources of Pollution (LBSP) Local Action Strategy project, which also includes the production of a fertilizer and pesticide brochure, was developed to reduce the effects of LBSP on coral reefs by informing the public, and suggesting alternatives to alter public behaviors. What is a...

Study of Local Anchorage Designations Completed!
Lauren Waters
NOAA Coral Fellow

The Maritime Industry and Coastal Construction Impacts (MICCI) Focus Area Coordinator and Team are pleased to announce the completion of the MICCI Project 8: “A Study to Minimize or Eliminate Hardbottom and Reef Impacts from Anchoring Activities in Designated Anchorages at the Ports of Miami and Palm Beach”. The goal of this project was to review, update, and begin the process for the repositioning of existing anchorages, or placement of new anchorages, that minimize or eliminate impacts from commercial anchoring activities at the Ports of Miami and Palm Beach....

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
Reef Injury Prevention and Response Program continues to help to protect southeast Florida’s reefs.
John Evered
Reef Injury Prevention and Response Program Coordinator
Learn more about
Florida's New
CORAL REEF
PROTECTION ACT
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Other Programs
Interagency Lionfish Workshop a Success
Katharine Tzadik
Environmental Project 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