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June 22, 2010 Bright Sky and Blue Water in Palm Beach County Florida. Photo was taken off the Breakers Reef while participating in an Ocean Rehab Initiative Inc. pre-oil spill survey.

This photo is enlargeable and makes an awesome Desktop Screen. Free to download. Enjoy.

Kristy and William of EarthRehab at Harbor Branch

Kristy and William of EarthRehab at Harbor Branch

 Many thanks for a wonderful time at Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute. We attended a lecture on Water Quality and Harmful Algae Blooms by Dr. Brian Lapointe and toured the tall ship for Conservation.

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S/V Denis Sullivan and EartRehab’s KristyEarthRehab and Harbor Branch

S/V Denis Sullivan and EarthRehab's Kristy

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.

The EarthRehab September 2008 Plan.

-the website http://www.earthrehab.com/

-the politics http://greenreality.wordpress.com/

-the photos http://www.flickr.com/photos/earthrehab/sets/

 

The upcoming Events for 2008

2 International Coastal Cleanups with Ocean Conservancy

‘Off the Grid’ wind and solar demonstrations

Organizing a ‘welcome to Florida’ event for Dr. Gregor Hodgson CEO of Reef Check (scientists only)
Tequesta Harvest Fest
Bev Smith Toyota fundraiser for Harbor Branch
Harbor Branch National Estuaries Day
Green Market Abacoa with the JMST Treehuggers
Dolphin Dialogues with Taras Oceanographic
EarthRehab introduces Reef Check to Palm Beach Fin Divers ( at club meeting )
EarthRehab introduces Reef Check to Hammerheads Dive Club ( at club meeting )
EarthRehab introduces Reef Check to Palm Beach Drift Divers Club ( at club meeting )

EarthRehab would like to begin a project with Reef Check to Monitor and Map the reef systems of Florida.
If I have it my way, we will also provide Water Quality Monitoring and Google Earth GPS Mapping

And we will always address Water Quality Monitoring and Pollution effects on Reef Eco-systems.

We will always raise funds for Nature Research with the sale of our Green License Plate.

 

 

Florida pollution pipe

 

I posted a lot this past April and May 2008 regarding Florida’s Water Pollution issue on GreenReality; the politics of Green.

The politics of Green is EarthRehab’s political web-site, feel free to express your concerns.

Topic’s like The Clean Water Act, Pollution Pipes just off the coast, Water Quality Monitoring, TMDL, Pollution Reporting, and the Endangered Species Act vs. Beach Erosion and Renourishment.

visit the site–

the politics of Green

 

 

Forward to the Politics of Green, learn how you can help.

In Florida, report your Water pollution to DEP.

Report HAB and Red-tide to the Florida Fish and Wildlife.

Dr. Marr and William CleanupElectric Car at EXPOIYOR 2008 Reef Check and EarthRehabTreehuggers and Jumper

Green Living Expo- April 11, 12, 13

EarthRehab Founder William Djubin was in attendance for the Green Living Expo in Los Angeles.

This was an International Year of the Reef 2008 collaboration with Reef Check, to promote Nature Research.

Over 300 people signed the Declaration of Reef Rights for Mary Luna the NGO Coordinator for IYOR 2008.

Reef Check Founder & President Gregor Hodgson was on site Saturday to meet with William at the Expo and talk about the Future of our Oceans. Reef Check is seriously contemplating an office in Florida soon. Thank you Gregor, we need all the help we can get.

Green License Plates were seen on many cars in LA including the Electric Car at the Expo.

 

EarthRehab brought to LA several brochures from various Nature Research Foundations, over 1500 total were passed out to guests.

Nature Conservancy & Nature Conservancy Santa Cruz Islands- saving a place for you.

Ocean Conservancy Channel Islands- protects this resource.

Audubon Martin County- Bird counts and benefits of habitat research, we did discuss the Richardson’s Bay situation.

Loggerhead Marine Life Center- Research on Migration Patterns and WQMS with rehabilitation for Turtles.

Busch Wildlife Sanctuary- a place many wild animals call home due to development.

Perry Institute for Marine Science- Ocean Acidification experts and Coral Reef Ecologists.

Southeast Florida Coral Reef Initiative-the NOAA guardians of our Ocean Ecosystem from North Palm Beach to the Florida Keys.

After the Expo EarthRehab decided to draft a petition, the Enforce the Federal Clean Water Act and posted it on Care2. It is available for download just ask.

FAU Environment Awareness Day- April 17

EarthRehab Founder William had a chance to meet with fellow Environmental Activists at the FAU Campus in Jupiter. A few who attended were ERM, FAU Environment Club with President Sarah Fannin, and EarthFirst. An Electric Car received a Green License Plate for technology.

We discussed the future of our Oceans and Pollution; then urged support for the Enforce the Federal Clean Water Act petition. 38 signatures total from the 40 people we surveyed.

Kite Beach to Corners Cleanup- April 19

The Great American Cleanup for EarthDay on Jupiter Beach.

Jupiter Middle School ‘treehuggers’ hosted this event with EarthRehab and Ocean Minded Sandals. We encouraged volunteers to sign our petition for Clean Water. Nearly 100 volunteers helped remove pollution from this now narrow stretch of Beach, including Dr. John Marr the Executive Director for Perry Institute for Marine Science and his Family.

Everyone received a Green License Plate, and Hat with some an EarthDay T-shirt or Ocean Minded Sandals.

At the peak of the activity the American Flag jumper parachuted onto a Runway made from Green License Plates jumping at 3500 feet from Capt. Jack Reisel's Star Spangled Stearman, A vintage Biplane.

Lastly was the arrival of Jupiter’s Famous Vinny’s Pizza.

  You cannot get any better than Hot Pizza served right on the beach.

 

 

Green Sea Turtle and Red Tide effectsGreen Sea Turtle sick from Red Tide Brevard CountyGreen Sea Turtles with Red Tide at Loggerhead

December 17, 2007 Red tide in Florida News. 

Most info links page for Red Tide in Florida, claims of Turtles, Dolphins and Humans feeling the effects.

http://www.myembarq.com/google/index.php?_LT=GOLP_GBARGLBIN_UGLSR&q=%20red%20tide%20report%20cape%20canaveral 

This morning EarthRehab received a Referral from this website MyEMBARQ regarding the Cocoa Beach Red Tide situation; thanks for the link.

Bought to you by:

 http://www.mygreenlicenseplate.com

Swim Zone? I don’t think so Loxahatchee River District

Jupiter Inlet, Florida

I surfed 1 mile south of the Inlet to avoid the pollution and waste water, lots of sea-weed and Man-O-War in the water. Tuesday had a strong Northbound current during the change of Tides (sorry Cocoa & Melbourne), ERM trucks continued to give sand to the Ocean, and a foul smell of feces was in the Air with brownish water and Algae inside the Inlet.

more can be read on GreenReality-  http://greenreality.wordpress.com/

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/

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