Volunteers of the Year


REEF's Volunteers of the Year

REEF Volunteers are at the heart of our programs. Without dedicated citizen scientists, our marine conservation programs would not exist. They are central to the REEF Volunteer Fish Survey Project, in which divers and snorkelers submit their sightings information to the largest marine life database in the world. REEF volunteers also conduct important marine conservation research alongside scientists as part of the Grouper Moon Project and the Lionfish Invasion Program.

Every year, REEF Staff carefully selects a Volunteer of the Year based on their contribution to the organization, both above and below the water. With so many incredible volunteers to choose from, it is truly a difficult task, as all REEF Volunteers deserve to be acknowledged for their generous donation of time and their unwavering dedication to marine conservation.

From all of us at REEF, we thank the following volunteers for going above and beyond to protect marine species and critters!


Meet the Volunteers of the Year


2015
Ed Martin
 


2014
Dawn Vigo
 


2013
Carlos & Allison
Estape


2012
Jonathan Lavan
 


2011
Heather George
 


2010
Donna Brown
& Liz Foote


2009
David Jennings


2008
Sheryl Shea


2005
Judie Clee


2004
Jessie Armacost
 


2003
Janna Nichols
& Wes Nicholson


2002
Michael Coyne
 


2001
Brice Semmens


2000
Audrey Smith


1999
Tom Isgar


1998
Linda Schillinger


1997
Ken Marks


1996
Ann Knollenberg

 

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