Reef Awareness Week Celebrates Reef Relief's 15th Year

“Join Reef Relief in the Florida Keys during the week of July 22-28th, 2001, or join the online community at for Reef Awareness Week, celebrating the non-profit group’s 15th year of grassroots efforts to protect coral reefs.

Reef Awareness Week is an annual celebration of coral reefs that
features online events as well as activities throughout the Florida
Keys, including Reef Relief’s Annual Membership Meeting, book signings, a film festival, a mooring buoy splicing party, children’s events, interpretive tours of the coral reef, panel discussions and luncheons featuring coral reef experts and this year, a gala Reef Ball fundraising event featuring music and dancing on Saturday, July 28th in Key West.

“”Coral reefs are home to more kinds of life than any other ocean
environment, yet they are disappearing at an alarming rate due to a combination of impacts that include water quality decline, habitat loss, pollution, overuse, and destructive fishing activities. Reef Relief is a non-profit membership organization dedicated to protecting coral reefs through local, regional and international efforts. Our programs combine environmental education and policy guidance with direct action marine projects such as coral nurseries, surveys and installation of reef mooring buoys. Be a Sea Fan! Join Reef Relief for Reef Awareness Week!”” noted DeeVon Quirolo, Reef Relief’s Executive Director.

For more information or to get involved as a volunteer or a sponsor,
contact Reef Relief at (305) 294-3100, email [email protected] or
online at

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Stephan Whelan
Stephan is the Founder of His passion for the underwater world started at 8 years-old with a try-dive in a hotel pool on holiday that soon formulated into a passion he pursued in all his spare time. In 1996 his passion for the underwater world led him to setup When he gets time he enjoys both Freediving and Scuba Diving when not traveling for work or enjoying time with his family in London.

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