REEF to hold first "For the Love of the Sea" dinner and auction to benefit coral reefs

RELEASE DATE
01/16/2008
CONTACT
Leda Cunningham: 305.852.0030 (o), 202.494.1995 (c)

WHAT:

On Saturday, February 9, REEF will host an ocean-themed dinner and auction at Amy Slate’s Amoray Dive Resort to help conserve Florida Keys coral reef ecosystems. Underwater photographers Paul Humann and Ned DeLoach will present new images of sea life. A silent and live auction will offer prizes from local businesses and travel to destinations including Bonaire and Papua New Guinea. Tickets are $75 each and include buffet dinner, open bar and dancing.

Based in Key Largo, Florida, and entering its 15th year of international citizen science and education programs, REEF engages volunteer divers and snorkelers in collecting marine life data to inform science and resource management decisions. REEF works with conservation partners to recruit and train volunteers, assist with education and outreach and provide support for monitoring projects with agencies such as the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.

To order tickets, contact Lea at (305) 451-3595. For more information on this event, visit www.REEF.org/loveofthesea. For more information on REEF, visit www.REEF.org.

WHO:

REEF, underwater photographers Paul Humann and Ned DeLoach, community members.

WHEN:

Saturday, February 9, 2008

5 PM

WHERE:

Amy Slate’s Amoray Dive Resort

104250 Overseas Highway

Key Largo, FL 33037

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