Our Florida Reefs launching community planning process for South Florida coral reefs

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OUR FLORIDA REEFS, a community planning process for southeast Florida’s coral reefs is launching! Be among the first to join the online community at: www.OurFloridaReefs.org.

You are also invited to a free, upcoming meeting in your community to kick off the OUR FLORIDA REEFS community planning process, hosted by the Southeast Florida Coral Reef Initiative (SEFCRI).

OUR FLORIDA REEFS  is a community planning process for southeast Florida’s coral reefs.

Hosted by the Southeast Florida Coral Reef Initiative (SEFCRI), this planning process brings together the community of local residents, reef users, business owners, visitors and the broader public in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, and Martin counties to discuss the future of coral reefs in this region.

This process is designed to increase public involvement in the future management of southeast Florida’s coral reefs by seeking input from community members on the development of recommendations that can become part of a comprehensive management strategy to ensure healthy coral reefs in the future.

The planning process includes the offshore reefs in the four-county region, from north of Biscayne National Park in Miami-Dade County to the St. Lucie Inlet in Martin County.

- See more at: http://ourfloridareefs.org/about/#sthash.U46z3wFX.dpuf

Please plan to attend one of the six community meetings taking place across southeast Florida during the month of June. Two sessions will be held each day, from 2pm – 4pm and 6pm – 8pm.

Each location will have two sessions with identical formats, starting with a 30-minute informational presentation at 2pm (first session) and at 6pm (second session). Following the presentation, everyone is invited to walk through a number of interactive kiosks to learn more about southeast Florida’s coral reefs, ask questions, provide feedback, and learn how to get involved in the OUR FLORIDA REEFS multi-year, community-driven process. Light refreshments will be served.

For more information on OUR FLORIDA REEFS and to sign-up to attend an upcoming meeting in your community, please visit: www.OurFloridaReefs.org.

SPREAD THE WORD! Please download this SAVE THE DATE meeting flyer and post in a public location in your office, business, or organization to help us spread the word about OUR FLORIDA REEFS.

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