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New Artificial Reefs Deployed on 31 Mar -1 Apr 2014!
Our artificial reef deployments on 31 Mar and 1 Apr 2014 were another huge success! With the financial support of the FWC, US Fish and Wildlife Service Sport-fish Restoration Program, our annual Kingfish Tournament, sponsors, donors, and members, we raised $183,000 to build 18 new reefs and supplement 2 existing reefs. Even more exciting, we made history and deployed the first Super Reefs in the State of Florida. We deployed 10 each and these new structures are huge ranging from 17-25 feet tall. The locations are now posted on our website for the public to enjoy. Click Here to watch a 10 minute video of the artificial reef deployments.
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MBARA Membership Pays Rewards!
The MBARA will hold its annual membership drawing for a nice rod & reel combo! Be sure to join MBARA and have a chance to win! All proceeds go to building more artficial reefs for your enjoyment!
About us: The Mexico Beach Artificial Reef Association (MBARA) was formed in January of 1997 and has since deployed over 150 artificial reefs. The primary function of the organization is the conservation and environmental improvement of our natural and artificial marine reef systems in the Gulf of Mexico near Mexico Beach, Florida, but that is not all that has been done by the organization. Since its inception, the MBARA has also worked very hard to conduct and promote scientific research and evaluation of reef designs, biomass development, and fish productions. The third function of the MBARA is educating the public about the importance of reef systems to the marine ecosystem, and the impact they have on the coastal communities where they are built. All parties benefit when the information on reefs is disseminated to the public. School children, the organization's members, and the general public need to know all about reefs and reef building in order to help promote conservation and environmental improvement of the marine reef systems.
We need membership support! Please join today! Your membership dues and tax deductible donations will be used to build new artificial reefs.
We need volunteers! Are you an experienced diver? Do you have computer and writing skills? We also need writers to process grant applications. If you don't have time to volunteer, you can still help by joining MBARA and making tax deductible contributions for reef building. For more details, contact Bob Cox at mailto:email@example.com