Category Archives: water

the politics of Green and Everglades Restoration

the politics of Green and Everglades Restoration-

Recently I viewed another TV commercial urging Floridians to contact their Representatives and URGE them to BUY the Sugar Land..??? Although I was anxious and excited about the Original Proposal (CERP )while Charlie Christ was Governor, I quickly changed my mind after a Lecture and Meeting with Mr. Harold Wanless of USGS…!!!

The proposed Sugar Land that we salivate for is a Parking lot of Sand and Rock… US Sugar and Florida Crystal have depleted.,DEPLETED the land of Organic Materials, Sediment and Muck needed to Re-create a “River Of Grass”

I would like to Urge you to contact Florida Representatives and continue to SAY NO.. to the purchase of EX-Sugar Lands.


Clean Water Act 2013 and Florida.. Update CWA FLORIDA

M0015627http://content.govdelivery.com/bulletins/gd/FLDEP-713cfb

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Military testing off SE Coast USA? the politics of Green

http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/2013-01-28/news/fl-navy-atlantic-testing-20130128_1_marine-mammals-michael-jasny-marine-life

The Politics of Green.
-a fellow ORI task force member would like to share this info.

I told her this would never happen close to shore. -just another diversion.

What do you make of this article.?


The single most important thing I sat down and read in 2011; Coral Reefs.

The single most important thing I sat down and read in 2011; Coral Reefs of the Caribbean report.

http://www.icriforum.org/news/2011/08/report-caribbean-mpa-capacity-assessment -ICRI WEB FOR Re DIRECT LINK AND SUMMARY

http://campam.gcfi.org/CapAssess/CapacityAssessmentReport2011/index.html – Beautifully done, great job. Need a Summary?

 

Topic:

Global scientific monitoring and mangement of MPA’s (Marine Protected Areas) of coral reef eco-systems

in the greater Caribbean.

ICRI IINTERNATIONAL CORAL REEF INITIATIVE DATA FROM AUGUST 2011.

Compliments of Ocean Rehab Initiative’s William. http://oceanrehab.org


News: A VOLUNTEER SOUTH EAST FLORIDA CORAL REEF INTITIATIVE: OCEAN REHAB INITATIVE INC.

A VOLUNTEER SOUTH EAST FLORIDA CORAL REEF INTITIATIVE: OCEAN REHAB INITATIVE INC.
VOLUNTEER DIVERS AND SNORKELERS WORKING TO PROTECT FLORIDAS CORAL REEFS WITH SCIENTIFIC SURVEYS.

Ocean Rehab Initiative say’s:
Many thanks to Reef Check Eco-divers Nikole Ordway, Valerie Gaynor, Nathalie Zenny, David Desrocher, Captain Don Voss, Ariane Demitris, William Djubin, CBS Videographers and Producers and the Crew of Abernethy’s Deep Obsession.

Baseline Data Collection, Florida Reef Eco-system, Ocean Rehab Initiative, Reef Check Foundation.
We survey for Biomass of Fishes, Invertebrates and Coral- we also estimate health and damages to Reef Eco-systems including Disease and Bleaching.
Ocean Rehab is currently looking for Charter Sponsors to facilitate this project. Contact Mike Readling for Information on how you can help us “Protect Florida’s Reefs and Lifestyles”
http://oceanrehab.org


Mass Pilot Whale stranding/beaching in Florida Keys update

Mass Pilot Whale stranding in Florida Keys

Mass Pilot Whale stranding in Florida Keys

Mass Pilot Whale stranding/beaching in Florida Keys; a report from the front-line.
We, Ocean Rehab board members volunteered during past three days at the Marine Mammal Conservancy to help with the rehabilitation of 4 Stranded/Beached Pilot Whales, and here’s what we know.
Volunteers are needed 24 hours a day and 7 days a week at the Marine Mammal Conservancy until further notice.No one will be turned down when offering to help in any way.
And yes of course this weekend had thousands of Volunteers and Environmentalists from all sectors but we all know the novelty will soon wear out and MMC will be on their own.
4 teams of 3-4 people are needed just for the Whales (in the water) 24 hours a day.
a total of 25 volunteers are needed at all times to assist with multiple other necessary tasks.
We pledge ourselves to help with organizing volunteers for the future tasks at hand.

Mass Pilot Whale stranding in Florida Keys

Mass Pilot Whale stranding in Florida Keys

Thank you for listening. William

A news story is here:
http://www.keysnet.com/2011/05/13/339075/male-pilot-whale-euthanized.html


April Fool’s Day and Ocean Rehab Initiative Inc.

April Fool’s Day and Ocean Rehab Initiative Inc.

About Ocean Rehab and April Fool’s Day

Ocean Rehab Initiative Inc. was actually born on this exact date; April Fool’s Day is the day that is stamped on our determination letter by the IRS declaring Ocean Rehab Initiative Inc. a 501(c) (3) public charity. Donors and Charter Sponsors whether independent or corporations receive 100% tax deductions for their generosity.

We are Reef Check Florida; an Ecological Assessment and Long Term monitoring program for the Southeast Florida Reef System as administered by Ocean Rehab Initiative Inc. 

We hope you enjoy our project and work’s to protect Florida’s most valuable eco-system, the Oceans.