We are thrilled to be celebrating a quarter-century of citizen science success by recognizing the 25th anniversary of our cornerstone program, the Volunteer Fish Survey Project. In the summer of 1993, a small group of pioneering conservationists took a slate on a dive in the Florida Keys, and initiated what would eventually become the world's largest marine life sightings database. Today, REEF's database contains more than 225,000 surveys conducted by citizen scientists all over the world, and is a useful tool for studying marine biodiversity as well as assessing threats and changes to the marine environment. We couldn't have done this without the efforts of our members, who make our conservation mission possible.
Please join us in honoring the 25th anniversary of the Volunteer Fish Survey Project and ensuring the future of this program by making a contribution today. Thanks to the generosity of three longtime REEF supporters, all contributions this summer are matched dollar for dollar - but don't wait! There is less than a month remaining for this unique opportunity. Donations from members like you are essential to everything we do, including research, education, and outreach. Your support is critical, and because all donations are doubled, there's never been a better time to show your support. You can make a contribution online by visiting http://www.REEF.org/donate.
Thank you for your support of marine conservation!