SMC/Reef Dudes Coral Restoration

My name is Ian Bell and I own Sustainable Marine Canada - Reef Aquarium supplies Plus. This year, I wanted to set a goal for our reef conservation efforts.
I wanted to set a goal that can make a physical difference and this seems like an awesome one! I reached out to Deven aka Reef Dudes and we are going to try and make this happen.

Let’s sponsor a coral tree!



These trees are what the Cayman Eco Divers team is using to propagate corals for planting on the reef. 
Join the fight to save the reefs!
Change starts with the choice to do something, anything.

I have se our Goal at $8000 CDN as that is the amount needed to sponsor a coral tree through their program for a year. This helps with materials and costs associated with supplying the volunteers with the required air tanks etc to make this possible.
I hope with your help we can reach and surpass  that goal so that we can sponsor this for years to come!

From their webpage:

Coral Nursery Program
The Grand Cayman  Department of Environment has authorized Grand Cayman Eco Divers to take part in a Coral Nursery program starting in 2016.  With assistance from Seas of Change and the Coral Restoration Foundation, Grand Caymans coral nurseries have had every opportunity to be a great success.  Grand Cayman Eco Divers was founded with the ideals of giving back to the community and to helping protect and nurture our precious remaining coral reefs.  This means the only thing missing is you!

 Our coral nurseries are under the direct supervision of the Department of Environment and act under the Cayman Island laws regarding safe and sustainable practices for their amazing Marine Parks.  We are always interested in taking a few extra minutes to talk with interested guests about how this exactly works.

-Proper notation of activities underwater is critical during these first few months and years.  The appearance of capable and skilled activities will help instill confidence in this programs abilities.
-Transplanted corals need to be planned out in advance and are done with the intent to maximize the chances for spawning to occur naturally in the following years.  Spawned corals represent the real long term success of our reefs.
-Follow up studies need to be conducted on parent colonies, coral trees and planted corals to ensure that our activities are improving the reef and are providing measurable survival and growth over the following years.
-Tell your friends about this!  We need people just like you to help take part in this and to show an interest in this form of education.  Without the support of the diving community, the burden of replanting the reef falls onto a very few individuals.

http://www.caymanecodivers.com/cayman-coral-nursery-program/

Donations ()

  • Dennis Galdamez 
    • $20 
    • 5 mos
  • Maritza Velez 
    • $20 
    • 6 mos
  • Samantha Elliott 
    • $5 
    • 8 mos
  • JC Lee 
    • $20 
    • 8 mos
  • Mark Peltier 
    • $1,038 
    • 8 mos
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Organizer

Ian Bell 
Organizer
London, ON
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