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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory


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Monitoring program names:
Reef Environmental Education Foundation (REEF)

Affiliation, if you are part of a national, statewide, or regional network (e.g., Izaak Walton League, Texas Watch):



Contact Information
Name:Laddie Akins Deena Wells Street:P.O. Box 246
City: Key LargoState: Florida
Zip Code:33037-Phone: 305 451-0312
Email:reef003@aol.comWeb site1:http://www.reef.org
Fax: 305 451-0028Web site2:


Does your program serve as an "umbrella" organization for smaller monitoring groups? No

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):400
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:0 Students Number:0

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $100000 Year monitoring began: 1991

Sources of funding or in-kind support
X Federal Government State Government Local Government
X FoundationsX BusinessesX Memberships
X DonationsX Grass roots fundraising (events, solicitations, etc.)Other:

Does program have a written QA (quality assurance) plan?Yes Is it state-approved?No
EPA-approved? No

Does program have monitoring-related publications you are willing to share with, or sell to, other groups?Yes

Counties in which you monitor:


Program description:
REEF's goals are to enlist, educate, and enable volunteer divers and snorkelers to systematically and reliably gather marine biodiversity data; and to provide this data to the marine science, resource management, and conservation communities for practical application in habitat conservation and resource management. Members can conduct surveys on their own or as part of organized REEF Field Surveys. Our program covers the coastal waters of Florida, Texas. Louisiana, Georgia, California, Oregon, and Washington as well as the Caribbean and the Bahamas.

Environments monitored:
Coral Reef, Marine

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Rainfall, Water temp.


Biological monitoring:
Fish

Exotic/Invasive Species:


Additional activities:


Restoration activities:




Data Uses
EducationOur program
AdvocacyNon-governmental community organizations
Research Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government, Federal government, University scientists
Community organizingNon-governmental community organizations
Screen for problemsNon-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government, Federal government, University scientists
Establish baseline conditionsNon-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government, Federal government, University scientists
Nonpoint source assessment 
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisions 
Watershed planning 
Plan restoration projects 
Enforcement 
LegislationNon-governmental community organizations, State government, Federal government
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) report 
Other
 

 

 
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