To support Reef Relief's education and outreach programs
  December 2015
  Happy Holidays from Reef Relief! 
JJ Grey and Mofro Concert 
Key West Concerts and Key West Art & Historical Society present JJ Grey and Mofro on Saturday, January 2nd at Fort East Martello, located at 3501 S. Roosevelt Blvd. Doors open at 5:00pm and the show starts at 6:00pm. Children under 12 are FREE. Tickets are available for purchase online at for $25 or at the door for $30. Key West Art & Historical Society members can call (305) 295-6616 x 106 for special member-priced tickets.

Parking will be available for $5 and will benefit Reef Relief. Bike parking is free. Reef Relief will also have an informational booth at the concert and hope you will stop by and say hi!

Pillar Coral ( Dendrogyra cylindricus)
Photo credit: Lujca Jakubowska
Annual Year-End Letter 

First of all, THANK YOU so much for continuing to stand behind Reef Relief and our efforts to protect Florida's Barrier Reef and benthic communities. We would not be able to do what we do without your constant support.

Currently, Earth is headed toward the sixth mass extinction event in measurable history. We are also experiencing the third largest coral bleaching event ever recorded. In fact, by the year's end we could lose 38% of coral coverage globally. This is heartbreaking news and it seems there are more and more reports like this all the time, but we are dedicated to the fight! Reef Relief and our partners continue to educate our leaders and communities with sound science in an effort to drive policy, awareness and passion for our environment.

Help us protect and preserve our coral reefs! Renew your membership today.

Reef Relief continues to collaborate with like-minded organizations, including the Floridian's Clean Water Declaration Campaign steering committee, the Everglades Coalition, and Last Stand of the Florida Keys. All of these organization work very hard on various issues surrounding water quality, including the Cudjoe Wastewater treatment plant, everglades restoration projects, and algae blooms. With so many issues regarding water quality, we keep very busy!

Clean water is fundamental for the recovery and rehabilitation of Florida's Barrier Reef.
Your generous gift makes our work possible.

Reef Relief works hard to educate our community on the importance of clean water and how residents can help improve and protect our nearshore water quality. Our Stormwater Education Program has evolved from stenciling messages on storm water drains to an informative door hanger. This broad reach effort aims to target 20,000 Key West households.

In addition to educating our community, Reef Relief has been growing our Discover Coral Reef School Program. So far this school year over 1,800 students from 11 schools are participating in the program.

If you are interested in participating in our school program, please email

Exciting Additions to Our Retail Store!

We were very excited when we were approached by Exotic Oceans to partner with them on this beautiful 2016 calendar. The Exotic Oceans Team is just as passionate about the planet and the preservation of the underwater world for future generations as Reef Relief. You can buy these calendars in the Reef Relief Environmental Center located at 631 Greene St. Key West, FL or online at
Craig Dietrich is the photographer of the beautiful images that will bring the wonders of the ocean into your home or office. Craig served our country as a naval photographer during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. After his time in the Navy, Craig learned to scuba dive and became a scuba instructor. He combined his two favorite loves and became an underwater photographer. You can purchase Craig's images from the calendar and others at

To learn more about the Exotic Oceans Team, their calendar project and expeditions visit their website, or find them on Facebook:  

A peek into the new variety of art work we are selling!  
You can purchase these pieces, magnets and more at the Conch Republic Seafood Company retail store or in the Reef Relief Environmental Center located at 631 Greene St. Key West, FL. 
All magnets are $5.00 each. The prices of the hanging artwork ranges from $12 to $40 depending on the size.