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Eco-Fair Educates on Unique Environment

March 16, 2020 8:14 am Published by

Nature Center’s Eco-Fair Educates on Unique Environment by Holly Houser, Ocean Reef Press Editorial Assistant Last Saturday, March 7, the Nature Center sponsored the second annual Eco-Fair on Buccaneer Island. The Fair, spearheaded by ORC Naturalist Jeanette Rivera, was designed... Read More »

Everglades Restoration Update

March 11, 2020 8:58 am Published by

  Everglades Restoration Update On February 18, Everglades Foundation CEO Eric Eikenberg and Senior Scientist Steve Davis gave their annual public presentation to Ocean Reef to provide an update on the progress being made in restoration. Highlights included: 1.   2.5... Read More »

Club Earns Three-Palm Designation

March 2, 2020 11:50 am Published by

Club Earns Three-Palm Designation Holly Houser, Ocean Reef Press Editorial Assistant Last month, the Florida Green Lodging Program recognized Ocean Reef Club as an environmental leader, awarding the Inn for a second time with a Three Palm rating as a... Read More »

Carysfort 2020

February 17, 2020 9:06 am Published by

Carysfort 2020: Restoring an Icon, Inspiring the World When the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary surveyed 14 acres of Carysfort Reef, they found only 18 living colonies of coral. By 2019, only two of the 18 wild colonies documented still... Read More »

Tour the Gardens

December 13, 2019 6:34 pm Published by

Tour the Gardens By Jody Steele, Member Since 2005 Last year, near the end of the season, we were treated to Palm Tours guided by Corine Ferre, Landscape Designer, Horticulturist and Arborist. This season, Corine will lead different garden tours... Read More »

Out of Africa

October 28, 2019 7:42 pm Published by

Everybody knows what a cow plop is…right? By association, an elephant plop is just a plop from a different species. And much bigger. We’re talking about 50 pounds a plop! In Kenya, they call it elephant dung and it has... Read More »

Renewed Hope for Coral Reefs Around the World

October 28, 2019 7:25 pm Published by

The first global conference addressing coral reef restoration and intervention science took place last week featuring over 550 leading scientists and experts from nearly 40 countries.  This groundbreaking symposium, Reef Futures, tackled the challenges facing the planet’s coral reefs by... Read More »

To Recycle, Or Not to Recycle

October 28, 2019 7:02 pm Published by

The Ocean Reef Press has heard many questions about recycling, so we reached out to Solid Waste Manager Israel Salgado for the answers. Ocean Reef Club’s Solid Waste team is responsible for both garbage collection and recycling pick up. Ocean... Read More »