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.

  • Participate in Upcoming Our Florida Reefs Community Meetings


    Come let your voice be heard at upcoming community meetings! Some of the objectives of these meetings are: to inform the public on the Our Florida Reefs process, to present draft Recommended Management Actions (RMAs) written by Community Working Group (CWG) members, and to gather feedback from the public regarding this strategy to protect our reefs and marine resources.


    At the meetings, you will have a chance to learn about our marine resources, speak with some of the community working group members who wrote the RMAs, ask questions, and submit your opinions on specific RMAs.


    For your convenience, meetings will be held in all 4 counties in the SEFCRI region (Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, and Martin Counties). Please see below for details on times, dates, and locations:


    Martin County:

    Indian River State College Chastain Campus

    2400 SE Salerno Road, Stuart, FL 34997

    Tuesday, January 26, 2016

    12pm – 2pm & 6pm – 8pm

    North Palm Beach County:

    Amara Shriner’ Temple Auditorium

    3650 RCA Blvd, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

    Wednesday, January 27, 2016

    12pm – 2pm & 6pm – 8pm

    South Palm Beach County:

    Delray Beach City Library

    100 West Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, FL 33444

    Friday, January 29, 2016

    12pm – 2pm & 6pm – 8pm

    Broward County:

    Holiday Park Social Center (same complex as War Memorial Auditorium)

    1150 G. Harold Martin Dr., Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33304

    Tuesday, February 16, 2016

    12pm – 2pm & 6pm – 8pm

    Miami-Dade County South:

    Neuman Alumni Center (University of Miami Coral Gables Campus)

    6200 San Amaro Dr., Coral Gables, FL 33146

    Wednesday, February 17, 2016

    12pm – 2pm & 6pm – 8pm

    Miami-Dade County North:

    Cal Kovens Conference Center (Florida International University Biscayne Bay Campus)

    3000 NW 151st St., North Miami, FL 33181

    Thursday, February 18, 2016

    12pm – 2pm & 6pm – 8pm