Protecting coral reef habitats with buoy installations at John Pennekamp state park
Protecting the coral and seabed in John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park is an urgent, critical and ongoing priority. The Friends of Pennekamp is deeply appreciative that a consortium of organizations comprised of the Ocean Reef Conservation Association, Ocean Reef Club, the Ocean Reef Community Association and Ocean Reef’s Rod & Gun Club provided funding for a major project to install mooring buoys within park waters in 2020.
Donations totaling $81,000 enabled the park to work with noted aquatic restoration firm Sea and Shoreline to install eighteen individual mooring buoys, allowing boats and vessels to tie up to the buoys versus using anchoring methods that damage the reefs.
Now, we're looking to raise an additional $100,000 to support future mooring buoy installation in the park.
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