The Mexico Beach Artificial Reef Association (MBARA) was formed in January of 1997 and has since deployed over 275 artificial reefs. 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 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.
Another function of 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. For your convenience you can JOIN ONLINE.
We need volunteers!
Are you an experienced diver? Do you have computer and writing skills? We also need writers to process grant applications. We Need Volunteers!
We need donors!
If you don’t have time to volunteer, you can still help by making tax deductible contributions for reef building.
For more details, contact Bob Cox at [email protected] or Brian Higdon at [email protected]