We're gearing up for another great year of marine conservation, and we hope you can join us to celebrate at a REEF event this year.
REEF by the Sea - March 3-4, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida: REEF Sustainers receive an invitation to this exclusive event, held each spring in either California or Florida. The weekend features guest speakers including noted scientists and photographers, plus socials and REEF updates. For more information about donor recognition levels, visit this page.
Fish Out of Water Virtual 5K - June 5-11: The fourth annual 5K is a great way to get active and make a difference in the health of the ocean and the lives of others. Choose to run, walk, hike, bike, or even swim, completing the 5K (3.1 miles) in one day or throughout the week, and best of all, you can join in from anywhere because this event is virtual! Proceeds from the 5K support the REEF Oceans for All Fund, a pooled scholarship fund that provides scholarships, programming, and marine conservation opportunities for equity deserving groups. Registration will open in early March. Visit www.REEF.org/5K for more details.
Florida Keys Lionfish Derby & Festival - September 7-10 in Islamorada, Florida: Our 14th Florida Keys Lionfish Derby will include two full days of lionfish hunting, followed by a family-friendly festival at picturesque Postcard Inn Resort & Marina. The festival is open to the public and will include lionfish scoring, fillet and dissection demonstrations, lionfish tastings, lionfish games and crafts, raffle prizes, plus booths from environmentally-minded vendors. Team registration will be open later this year. Visit www.REEF.org/derby for more details.
REEF Fest - October 19-22 in Key Largo, Florida: Don't miss this annual four-day conservation event, with diving, snorkeling, seminars with ocean experts, and socials. Registration will open in the early summer. Visit www.REEF.org/REEFfest for more information.