Join us at an upcoming Community Working Group meeting! The OUR FLORIDA REEFS community planning process is moving along and you are encouraged to participate.

In the initial stage of the process, there were two Community Working Groups designated– a North Group representing Martin and Palm Beach Counties and a South Group representing Broward and Miami-Dade Counties. Beginning in September 2015, these groups will be meeting jointly for  two-day meetings from 9am – 5pm, and you are invited to attend! At these meetings you will have the opportunity to observe the Working Groups planning management recommendations for coral reefs and other marine resources of Southeast Florida,  that seek to establish a more effective balance between the use and protection of Southeast Florida’s coral reefs. PLUS, you’ll be able to meet with your stakeholder representative and make your voice heard in the decision-making process.

HELP SPREAD THE WORD! Please encourage your friends and family to attend community working group meetings. Whether you’re a diver, fisher, or an occasional beachgoer, we want you to have a say in the future of OUR FLORIDA REEFS.

  • Attend a Community Working Group Meeting This Month Near You!


    The North and South Community Working Groups are meeting in September! This month will feature a two-day joint community working group meeting:


    North & South Joint Community Working Group Meeting: Wednesday-Thursday, September 16-17th at the Fern Forest Nature Center (NW Broward County) from 9 am to 5 pm both days.


    You are encouraged to attend, where you can watch the Our Florida Reefs Community Working Groups develop management recommendations to protect our reefs for the future. Time will be allotted for public comment.


    Please note that GPS navigation tends to misdirect to this location. Please use the map and directions here for directions from major highways.



    To see Participant Agendas for the September two-day meeting, click on the links below:

    Participant Agenda September 16, 2015

    Participant Agenda September 17, 2015