• Membership is FREE
  • Receive the monthly e-newsletter, Making It Count
  • Enter survey data online
  • Attend free online Fishinars
  • Track your fish/invertebrate sightings online

To check if you are already a member, click here. To request a new password, click here. For all other membership questions, including log in or password difficulties, please email reefhq@REEF.org.

 

Our Mission

REEF conserves marine environments worldwide. Our mission is to protect biodiversity and ocean life by actively engaging and inspiring the public through citizen science, education, and partnerships with the scientific community.

 

About REEF

REEF was founded in 1990 in Key Largo, Florida, USA. Today, REEF's marine conservation and education programs serve the Tropical Western Atlantic, South Atlantic States, Northeast US & Canada, Pacific Coast, Tropical Eastern Pacific, Hawaiian Islands, and South Pacific. REEF has offices in Key Largo, FL (Headquarters), and field offices in California and Washington State. REEF’s strategic partnerships with government agencies, scientific and academic institutions, the non-profit sector, the dive industry, and local communities amplify the efforts of individual volunteers, allowing them to make significant contributions to ongoing conservation projects. REEF's Annual Reports are available online here.
 

Core REEF Projects

In 1993, REEF launched the Volunteer Fish Survey Project. This citizen science fish monitoring program has since become the world's largest such effort. In 2001, REEF initiated two additional marine conservation research programs. 1) The Grouper Moon Project focuses on mass spawning aggregations of the Nassau Grouper, an endangered Caribbean reef fish, and 2) The Invasive Lionfish Program focuses on the invasion of the Indo-Pacific Lionfish into the western Atlantic.

Donations

REEF relies on member contributions to sustain our programs. Membership is free, although donations are always appreciated. To donate securely online, please click here. You may also call our office directly at 305-852-0030 or send your donation to REEF HQ, P.O. Box 370246, Key Largo, FL 33037.

REEF is a United States 501(c)3, and all donations are tax deductible. REEF's tax ID number is 65-0270064. REEF has earned the GuideStar Exchange Seal, demonstrating its commitment to transparency. 
 

Member Communications and Privacy Policy

REEF sends out email approximately once a month, and there is always an “unsubscribe” option available. REEF values your privacy and safeguards all of our member's electronic contact information. We will never sell, share, or trade your email address.


For further information or to talk with someone in our Development and Giving office, call 305-852-0030, or email giving@REEF.org.

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REEF’s focus is to develop strong programming to engage and inspire the public through citizen science, education, and partnering with the scientific community to achieve a healthier ocean. This commitment to our mission has been recognized by Great Nonprofits and GuideStar. This means your donation goes directly to making a difference for our ocean.

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REEF is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization in the US. Our tax ID number is 65-0270064.
Donations are 100% tax-deductible as allowed by law.
Gifts described on this page support all REEF programs and are not designated for any specific work.

REEF ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION FOUNDATION, INC., (REEF) IS REGISTERED WITH THE STATE UNDER THE SOLICITATION OF CONTRIBUTIONS ACT, 1992. REEF’S REGISTRATION NUMBER IS SC-06492. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING 1-800-435-7352, WITHIN FLORIDA, REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.