On April 23, we welcomed nearly 200 guests to REEF Headquarters for our first Susainability Fair, held in honor of Earth Day. Many local nonprofits and environmentally-minded businesses set up booths along our Native Plants Trail, and engaged attendees with a variety of fun activities. Guests learned about ways to be more sustainable in their everyday lives, and what they can do to make a positive difference for the environment. Many of the guests in attendance went along with the event's themes of conservation and sustainability by riding their bikes or walking to the event, or bringing their own reusable cup to receive a free beer courtesy of Islamorada Beer Company. Some of the lucky attendees even won raffle prizes including paddleboard lessons, dive trips, and restaurant gift cards! We are so thankful to the many local businesses who donated raffle prizes or set up booths during the event.
We wrapped up the evening with a presentation about sustainability by Dr. Lucia Speroni from Debris Free Oceans. Overall, guests and vendors alike had a fantastic time learning and educating about eco-friendly living. We are so proud to be a part of a community rooted in environmental conservation and appreciation! Thank you to everyone who attended or contributed to the success of this event. We hope to see you all next year!