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Rotary Reefs Project

Our club is joining the Rotary Climate Action Team and other Rotary teams and clubs in an effort to help restore coral reefs in the Bocas del Toro Archipelago near Panama.  Ocean warming and acidification have devastated many of the native coral reefs. The Rotary Reef Project aims to place 118 six foot mini reefs, seeded with coral more resistant to the impacts of climate change.  The goal of 118 mini reefs is in recognition of the 118 - year history of Rotary International.  In addition, this project helps educate children on the importance of reefs, employs locals to help build and place the reefs, as well as creating an environment to help bring back more fish for the Ngobe Indigenous communities to sell and eat. 

Through this sponsorship, our club will receive:

  • an online map that contains the name of our club, club president, and year alongside the GPS coordinates of our reef
  • videos detailing the progress of the reef's development every 6 months
  • a plaque at the Caribbean Coral Center facility in Bocas del Toro, Panama
  • each member of our club will receive a weekly planner that educates on plastic and how to live a more sustainable lifestyle without disposable plastic
  • a complimentary planting of 50 rare Alemendro trees critical to the survival of the Great Green Macaw
Questions? Scroll down to contact our coordinator for this project.
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