SEVENSEAS Marine Conservation & Travel Issue 21, February 2017 - Page 75

Florida Congressional delegation for supporting funding of NOAA's Habitat Conservation and Restoration program, which provides vital habitat restoration grants through the Community-based Restoration Program, and is especially thankful to Representative Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) and Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) for leading the effort to provide appropriations for this important program.

The scale of this project is unprecedented and shines a light not only on the urgency of saving our reefs, but the fact that there is still hope for the future of our oceans. Coral Restoration Foundation believes that large-scale massive action is required to save the world’s coral reefs and that is exactly what they are doing. By scaling current techniques and engaging Citizen Scientists, we can save our oceans.


Coral Restoration Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization based in Key Largo, FL working to restore our coral reefs, educating individuals on the importance of our oceans, and using science to further research and monitoring techniques. To get involved or learn more, visit

February 2017 - Sustainable Travel