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Lovin’ the Lagoon

April 5, 2022 8:04 pm Published by

Lovin’ the Lagoon by Jody Steele The Recreation Team helps Johnny and Bobby Laughton into a kayak. If you were here last summer, you saw the first of the two-phase Buccaneer Island Lagoon project in process. The fence around the... Read More »


Everglades Advocate to Share Insights into Everglades Restoration

February 3, 2022 9:01 pm Published by

Renowned Nature Photographer, Everglades Advocate to Share Insights into Everglades Restoration Growing up as a boy in Gainesville, Mac Stone developed a passion for photography while exploring Florida’s springs, swamps and hammocks. Today, the National Geographic photographer and member of... Read More »


Proposed Actions Affecting Our Environment

December 17, 2021 2:16 pm Published by

Proposed Actions Affecting Our Environment – Why You Should Care! By Bill Nutt Director, Everglades Protection Alliance and The Everglades Foundation Some of you will recall that over twenty years ago Miami-Dade County and a group of developers proposed that... Read More »


Member Generosity Funds Earthquake Recovery in Haiti

October 8, 2021 2:20 pm Published by

Member Generosity Funds Earthquake Recovery in Haiti by Yurianna Mikolay, Executive Director Ocean Reef Community Foundation About six weeks have passed since the Foundation partnered with Ocean Reef Club to respond to the 7.2 magnitude earthquake in southwestern Haiti on... Read More »


Summer Vacation for Your Orchids

May 4, 2021 12:35 pm Published by

Summer Vacation for Your Orchids by Jody Steele Whether you leave The Reef in the summer or stay to enjoy those tropical breezes in the warmer months, your orchids that have given you so much joy during the Season need... Read More »


That Strange – Sounding Thing!

May 3, 2021 1:04 pm Published by

That Strange-Sounding Thing! “Nature Notes” by Nancy Zakon Several of you may have heard strange sounds, perhaps from the woods, or on the golf course…(endless possibilities) and wondered what they were. Hearing this sound also in my yard, I questioned... Read More »


The Happy Hawkers

April 12, 2021 8:55 pm Published by

 The Happy Hawkers by Harold Brewer Featured Above: A Scissor-tailed Flycatcher. Think about how difficult it is to reach out and catch a mosquito or fly in your hand. Now imagine you are flying at the speed of one of... Read More »


Friends of Pennekamp Completes First Major Project

March 10, 2021 5:58 pm Published by

Friends of Pennekamp Completes First Major Project By Holly Houser, Ocean Reef Press Manager Featured above: The Friends of John Pennekamp organization installs 18 new mooring balls in Pennekamp Park. Last year, Ocean Reef Club partnered with the Ocean Reef... Read More »


Best Friends Forever?

February 17, 2021 3:49 pm Published by

 Best Friends Forever? By Holly Houser, Ocean Reef Press Manager This past week, the Nature Center at Ocean Reef became one of the few places to house baby alligators and crocodiles together in captivity, according to Jeanette Rivera, Ocean Reef... Read More »


Captivating Garden Tours

February 8, 2021 2:49 pm Published by

Captivating Garden Tours by Jody Steele Looking for a special outdoor activity at The Reef? As you drive by the Water Garden or Greenberg Park, you might get a fleeting glance of tropical splendor or a brief view of a... Read More »


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