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We Need Your Help! Please Donate To Our 2013 Reef Building Campaign!
Project Description: This project will construct three reefs in the Bell Shoals, Bridge Rubble, and North Sites in the Gulf of Mexico at various ranges of 3-18 nautical miles Southwest of the Mexico Beach Canal entrance.
Each reef is to be constructed of:
Four Florida Limestone Artificial Reefs Modules (8'
high X 10' wide) plus
Two Grouper Reefs w/Ecosystem Combo Modules (6' high X
5' wide X 10' long)
Projected Completion Date: Sep-Dec 2013.
Project Cost: $32,340.00
Project Funding: Private and public donations. Donations can be made with PayPal or credit card at DONATE or by check payable to MBARA and mailed to MBARA P.O. Box 13006 Mexico Beach, FL 32410.
Project Officers: Bob Cox and Ron Childs.
MBARA Membership Pays Rewards!
The MBARA will hold its annual membership drawing for a nice rod & reel combo! Be sure to join MBARA and have a chance to win! All proceeds go to building more artficial reefs for your enjoyment!
About us: The Mexico Beach Artificial Reef Association (MBARA) was formed in January of 1997 and has since deployed over 150 artificial reefs. The primary function of the organization is the conservation and environmental improvement of our natural and artificial marine reef systems in the Gulf of Mexico near Mexico Beach, Florida, but that is not all that has been done by the organization. Since its inception, the MBARA has also worked very hard to conduct and promote scientific research and evaluation of reef designs, biomass development, and fish productions. The third function of the MBARA is educating the public about the importance of reef systems to the marine ecosystem, and the impact they have on the coastal communities where they are built. All parties benefit when the information on reefs is disseminated to the public. School children, the organization's members, and the general public need to know all about reefs and reef building in order to help promote conservation and environmental improvement of the marine reef systems.
We need membership support! Please join today! Your membership dues and tax deductible donations will be used to build new artificial reefs.
We need volunteers! Are you an experienced diver? Do you have computer and writing skills? We also need writers to process grant applications. If you don't have time to volunteer, you can still help by joining MBARA and making tax deductible contributions for reef building. For more details, contact Bob Cox at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org