The Ocean Reef Conservation Association was founded in 2009 for the purpose of supporting local environmental, fishery, as well as fishery habitat projects that will hopefully make a difference in the foreseeable and near future.
Over the past two years the Ocean Reef Conservation Association has made contributions to Audubon of Florida, the Islamorada Fishing and Conservation Trust, the Wildlife Foundation of Florida, the South Florida National Parks Trust, John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, the International Game Fish Association, Natures Conservancy, the Coral Restoration Foundation, the Mel Fisher Marine Heritage Society, Bonefish and Tarpon Trust, the Florida Keys Wild Bird Center and the Sanctuary Friends Foundation of the Florida Keys.
In 2009 we also recognized the need for a new generation of marine environmental caretakers and stewards to take up the challenge in helping us keep our water clean, clear and pristine and our fishery vibrant. . In 2010 $70,000 in scholarships were awarded to young men and women who chose to have a career in marine and ocean sciences and who hopefully will return and do just that in our beautiful local waters and fishery.
"Treat the earth well: it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children."
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