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In Memory of Billy Gillen
We recently lost Billy Gillen. He was a resident of Mexico Beach, FL and a supporter of the Mexico Beach Artificial Reef Association (MBARA). His family will be creating a memorial reef in the Gulf of Mexico in Billy's honor and we expect construction to take place in April 2015. Billy strongly supported the MBARA's artificial reef program. In lieu of flowers, Billy and his family request that a donation be made to the MBARA to support the artificial reef program. To donate, please visit http://www.mbara.org/donate.cfm and click on the "Donate" button in the lower left corner. You can use PayPal or credit card. As you process your donation, please tell us your donation is in honor of Billy Gillen when you reach the process step that says "Add special instructions to the seller". You can also mail a check payable to the MBARA and send it to MBARA PO Box 13006 Mexico Beach, FL 32410. Be sure to note on the check that your donation is in honor of Billy Gillen. Donations to the MBARA are usually tax deductible.
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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:firstname.lastname@example.org