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History of Sanctuary  Began in 1999  2003 – Director of Florida Park Service revoked promise to build marine sanctuary  2004 – Navarre Beach Park completed.

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2 History of Sanctuary  Began in 1999  2003 – Director of Florida Park Service revoked promise to build marine sanctuary  2004 – Navarre Beach Park completed  State budget shortfall results in revocation of state funding for Marine Sanctuary  Hurricanes Ivan and Dennis  2008 – Navarre Park re-opens and sanctuary revitalized

3 Navarre Beach Marine Sanctuary Committee Part of Navarre Area Chamber of Commerce 501 (c) 3 - Chamber Foundation All Volunteer Organization Monthly Meetings

4 Navarre Beach Marine Sanctuary Plan Marine Sanctuary – 3 Phases Gulf Side Snorkeling & Diving Reefs Sound Side Snorkeling & Diving Reefs Gulf Side Observation Pier

5 TIMELINE

6 Benefits - Economic Annual Positive Economic Impact = $1.17M

7  Improved Water Quality  Increased Marine Biodiversity  Provide essential habitat for Juvenile fishes  Increase Survival Rates Benefits - Environmental Oysters Barnacles Manta Ray Snowy Egret with shrimp Yellow Tang Juvenile Menhaden

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9 Promote Grant Funded Studies Partnerships with Universities and other educational institutions. Amenity to Area Schools Benefits - Educational

10 Artificial Reef Design Piling Mounted Eco System Reefs

11 Artificial Reef Design

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13 West Sound Side Reef Site EXAMPLE OF LAYOUT

14 West Sound Side Reef Site

15 WHERE Navarre Beach County Park

16 FUNDING $160,00 Estimate for all reefs

17 Help Us….MAKE NAVARRE SNORKELICIOUS Become a sponsor Event Participation Run for the Reef October 16 th Assist committee with tasks and/or attend meetings Tax Deductible Donations Advertising/Marketing (TALK IT UP) Bumper Stickers TV/Radio/Print Media Billboards How YOU Can Help

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