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Ocean Rehab Now on Guide Star Charity Navigator

http://www2.guidestar.org/organizations/27-0880501/ocean-rehab-initiative.aspx

Guidestar Link for Ocean Rehab

Guidestar Link for Ocean Rehab

Guide Star is not quite Charity Navigator but it’s a great start for a young non-profit.

Learn more about Ocean Rehab Initiative Inc. on this page and donate if you choose. Thanks Guide Star

Oil Spill Habitat Surveys by Ocean Rehab Initiative Inc.

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For Immediate Release                             Press CONTACT:  Morna McGann

                                                                      561-630-6457   561-762-2676

 

Ocean Rehab Initiative, Inc, a 501 C-3 organization located in West Palm Beach FL is planning a Reef Check Project in the Florida Keys in conjunction with the 2010 Florida Reef Project.

 

In response to the current emergency caused by the BP Oil Spill in the Gulf which is projected to hit the Florida Straits this week and then the Keys Ocean Rehab is expecting over 500 divers and snorkelers to help document the current marine life, corals, mangroves and ocean visibility prior to the effects of oil damages.

 

The divers will meet Saturday May 8, 2010 at 9:00 a.m. at the Marine Mammal Conservancy located in Key Largo at 102200 Overseas Highway. The divers will be taking scientific readings and  video footage/photography of the coral reefs and surrounding mangrove and grassy areas.

 

The Ocean Rehab Initiative, Inc. was founded by William Djubin in 2009 who envisioned the need for baseline documentation of our fragile coastal ecosystem. Florida is the only state in the continental United States to have extensive shallow coral reef formations near its coasts. A globally respected and scientifically transferable baseline for this ecosystem’s health does not currently exist.  According to Mr. Djubin,” With the impending damages cause by this oil spill we have simply stepped up our efforts and timeline to meet the current emergency.  This just gives us more of a reason and substantiates the necessity of this project.” During the 2010 Florida Reef Project we (Ocean Rehab Initiative Inc.) will collaborate efforts with Academia, Science, and Volunteers to establish a scientific baseline for the entire SE Florida Reef tract utilizing California’s Reef Check Caribbean methodologies.

 

For Information on this event and

Ocean Rehab Initiative contact:  William Djubin 561-308-8848 or info@oceanrehab.org.

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Earth Rehab makes good (Great) on a promise..

We have launched our Coral Reef Initiative.

Http://www.OceanRehab.org

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Great videos, great TIMES..

Thanks a million; with your support we can make an Ocean of Difference.

And, in case you’re curious, the Green License Plates did create this phenomenon.

The 2010 Florida Reef Project

2010 Florida Reef Project poster

2010 Florida Reef Project poster

link- 2010FloridaReefProject.org

funding mechanism link-OceanRehab.org

OceanRehab about us page 

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Environmental News for Florida; the last 30 days

 

This Florida News briefing made possible from the sale of Green License Plates and EarthRehab

 

Florida has been a hot spot for Environmental News over the last 30 days. I would like to highlight and link to a few great moments.

 

June 24, 2008– Governor Crist tells US Sugar to pack their bags and buys back a section of the “River of Grass.”

The Sugar Deal

 

July 7-11, 2008- To kick off the 11th International Coral Reef Symposium, Governor Charlie Crist signed a bill to close all of the sewage pipes that pump 300 million gallons of untreated sewage into the Atlantic Gulf-stream. Ed Tichenor and Reef Rescue of the Palm Beaches get the hard won victory and credit.

The Sewage Deal

 

July 16, 2008– Surfrider Foundation and the City of Lake Worth join in a lawsuit to stop the useless Dredge and Fill projects that suffocate the Reefs.

The Dredge Lawsuit

 

July 16, 2008– Ciguatera Outbreak, 5 cases reported in Florida. Ciguatera is a disease caused when you eat reef fish that have consumed Harmful Algae Blooms.

The Ciguatera Outbreak

 

July 17, 2008- EarthJustice files a lawsuit for Clean Water Act enforcement in Florida vs. Harmful Algae Blooms.

The Clean Water Lawsuit

 

Help celebrate Environmental Victories and support Nature Research with the 100% Bright Blank Recycled Green License Plate by EarthRehab.

Check out the photos.

What Palm Beach County, Florida needs is an independent, non-government firm to take samples from Ocean and Intercoastal waterways, and have them tested.

The cost per sample is around $200. U.S. dollars.EarthRehab would like to begin the sampling & testing January 2008.

Would you support this investigation?

For more details and news regarding the State of our Ocean and the CRI visit ‘the Politics of Green’ @

http://greenreality.wordpress.com/

Green License Plate for the Environment in the News, NBC WPTV with Roxanne Stein

 

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