Category: 2008 Events Log


Keys GLEE is this weekend.
Stop by the EarthRehab booth for a Green License Plate.

 

Recently I was privileged to showcase the EarthRehab campaign to South Florida viewers on NBC6.

 

 

The EarthRehab campaign was designed to create funding and awareness for Nature Research, utilizing an Iconic Green License Plate.

Visit EarthRehab.com today and join our campaign.

The 100% recycled Green License Plate by EarthRehab.

Save the Planet

Save the Planet

These Green License Plates plates raise funds and awareness for Nature Research. see who is involved at EarthRehab

Here are a few confirmed events for EarthRehab in Florida
Visit EarthRehab.com today.
January- 17 definitely 1 beach cleanup at Coral Cove Park (focus ocean plastics)
February- 7 Audubon Everglades Day 2009, what a venue. (EXPO) http://www.auduboneverglades.org/
28 Loggerhead MLC Member yearly party and fundraiser http://www.marinelife.org/eventscalendarMarch
7 Sea Turtle Day at Gumbo Limbo Nature Center Boca Raton (EXPO) http://gumbolimbo.org/ee/programs/calendar-details/event_turtle_day/
28 Florida Keys GLEE and Nature Conservancy event in Islamorada (EXPO)
http://www.keysglee.com/html/09_expo/2009expo.html
April – 18 Great American Cleanup 2008 for EarthDay at Coral Cove Park
June – 8 World Ocean Day at Coral Cove Park
September- Ocean Conservancy International Coastal Cleanup at Coral Cove Park

Press Release 10/23/2008

EarthRehab adopts Coral Cove Park, Jupiter Island Florida

Coral Cove and EarthRehab

Coral Cove and EarthRehab

 

EarthRehab is the recycled Green License Plate campaign that raises funds and awareness for Nature Research. EarthRehab is a conservation and preservation activist campaign. We’ve got a lot of work to do, and we need your help.

 

EarthRehab’s adoption is in conjunction with the Adopt a Park program in Florida.

If an organization or team of residents can commit to 4 Beach/Park cleanups a year, they can adopt a park in Florida.

 

I could not think of a better venue to adopt than Coral Cove Park, Jupiter Island.

 

Coral Cove Park is critical habitat to threatened and protected land and ocean species including beach mice, red wolves, manatees, sea turtles, and snook.

Coral Cove Park has a live Coral Reef Tract that extends from the Jupiter Inlet north to Blowing Rocks Preserve managed by Nature Conservancy.

-a side note and bonus-

Forbes noted Jupiter Island as the most expensive Zip Code in America, so

“Hey Tiger Woods, Celine Dion, Doubledays, Johnsons, Fords, Du Ponts and Nature Conservancy… were neighbors for the next 2 years.”

 

EarthRehab will not only host 8 beach cleanups, but will also host several snorkel and diving excursions on this world famous reef.

EarthRehab would like to map and monitor this Coral Reef Tract and then make a strong argument for a Marine Managed Area or Marine Protected Area in the very near future.

Contact William at EarthRehab for information and events planning.

Reef Check and Palm Beach Fin Divers

Wednesday October 22, 2008 at 7pm

Loggerhead Marine Life Center, Juno Florida

 

William Djubin Founder of EarthRehab will explain the Reef Check methodologies for Coral Reef Mapping and Monitoring to the Palm Beach Fin Diver Club.

Not a member of the Palm Beach Fin Divers?

You can join at this meeting, so join us now.

Why should you care?

Mapping and monitoring of the reef eco-systems will play a primary role when addressing Marine Protected Areas and Marine Managed Ares in the near future.

Divers and ocean advocates should want to participate in this conservation effort.

 

A presentation regarding the current ‘State of our Reefs’ in Florida and a Global perspective regarding reef health will be made.

Inland water quality and understanding the challenges we face in Florida is on topic for discussion. 

Contact the Fin Divers at http://www.palmbeachfindivers.com/

Contact EarthRehab at http://earthrehab.com/

Contact Reef Check at http://reefcheck.org/

Reef Octopus in Florida

Reef Octopus in Florida

 

 

 

Environmental News Press release:

Scion Xb with Green License Plate

Scion Xb with Green License Plate

EarthRehab campaign for Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute research event scheduled.

The EarthRehab Green License Plate campaign will host the nation’s first “Tag it Rally” for nature research October 18th. Proceeds to benefit  research that Harbor Branch is currently undertaking to protect our Marine Eco-systems. This is front line and real time action.

The EarthRehab “Tag it Rally” wil be held at Bev Smith Toyota in Ft. Pierce. Bev Smith Toyota continues to lead all S. Florida auto dealerships within regards to local activism. Bev Smith Toyota’s commitment to nature research and raising awareness for Harbor Branch is monumental.

Contact William at EarthRehab for more information regarding EarthRehab and the Green License Plate campaign.

Coral Cove Flyer

Coral Cove Flyer

The Kite Beach Flyer 2008

The Kite Beach Flyer 2008

Leatherback turtles at Gumbo Limbo

Leatherback turtles at Gumbo Limbo

Last week EarthRehab was invited to visit and learn about Gumbo Limbo Nature Center and in return they wanted to learn about Green License Plates.

During our stay we encountered large numbers of people learning alot about the environment and Florida’s native eco-system. Gumbo Limbo has an excellent display of native Florida animals, plants and sea life. But without a doubt Sea Turtles take the center stage at this facility.

FAU operates a research institute and nursery for juvenile Loggerhead and Leatherback sea turtles on site. To see the one-inch baby sea turtles and think that they could live for decades and grow to over 400 pounds is amazing.

EarthRehab does raise funds for Nature Research, and Gumbo Limbo is Nature Research.

Purchase a Green License Plate online with proceeds to benefit Gumbo Limbo or purchase a Green License Plate at the awesome Gumbo Limbo Nature Center’s Gift Shop and save on Shipping and Handling.

 

 

Tropical Reef FishLive Rock ReefLive Rock underneath the soot and AlgaeMature Live RockFamily SnorkelFirst Snorkel

 

 

 

EarthRehab & World Ocean Day 2008 recap and photos 

We celebrated World Ocean Day on June 7th and 8th for 2008.

EarthRehab joined the Friends of Jupiter Beach at 8am for a beach cleanup, and made sure that any volunteer that participated received a Green License Plate complimentary.

The Green License Plate campaign is a fundraiser for Nature Research. The Worlds most productive and respected Environmental Foundations and Sanctuaries receive the proceeds from the sale of the $10 plate. Visit EarthRehab today and see who is involved.

 

One June 7th and 8th at 11am we arrived at Coral Cove Park in Jupiter for a Group Snorkel.

 

EarthRehab explained the different habitats the group would encounter, Live Rock, Brown Algae, Worm Rock, Sponge, Red Algae, Sea Grass, and Limestone. We expected to see many Tropical Fish on the Reef because the visibility was greater than 20’.

 

So what did the Ocean Adventurers see underneath the water on this Coral Reef Eco-system?

A Green Sea Turtle, Manatee, Barracuda, Snook, Jacks, Blue Fish, Cuttlefish, French Grunt, Hog Fish, Angel Fish, Damsel Fish, Gobies, Blennies, Sergeant Major, Basslet, Parrotfish, Blue head Wrasse, and a Nurse Shark.

 

EarthRehab explained that the fish stock levels were down due to the Algae and Sediment buildup. Then to illustrate the point we took a deck brush out to the reef and cleaned small sections to allow the snorkelers an opportunity to see the Mature Purple Live Rock beneath. As we scrubbed the reef massive amounts of Tropical Fish showed their appreciation and searched the Live Rock for Invertebrate Worms.

The mature Live Rock that is present on this Reef could host several species of Invertebrate Soft Corals and Sponges if given the chance.

 

Learn more about the EarthRehab Coral Reef Initiative Here.

 

 

 

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