artificial reefs

Five things to know: Tourist Development Council

Five things to know: Tourist Development Council

1. TDC gets grant for sanctuary signage and brochures Now that the Navarre Beach near-shore snorkel reef has nearly doubled in size, Santa Rosa County is seeking ways to lead people to it and to the other features of the Navarre Beach Marine Sanctuary. With that in mind, the county applied for a $10,000 grant […]

County weighs company for reef expansion project

County weighs company for reef expansion project

Expansion of Navarre Beach’s two artificial reefs could be a step closer if the Board of County Commissioners votes Thursday to select Taylor Engineering to guide the project toward completion. Paid for in part by a Deepwater Horizon Natural Resources Damage Assessment (NRDA) grant, the reef expansion would add 60 modules to the existing snorkel […]

Run for the Reef

Run for the Reef

Joe Jarvis and Stephanie Jarvis were the overall winners of the 5K Run for the Reef Saturday at Navarre Beach. Joe was the top male runner, clocking in with a time of 20:15. Stephanie was the top female runner at the event, crossing the finish line in 23:01. In the 10K run, Beverly Fair of […]

Kayak Tours on Navarre Beach

Come explore the gulf-side artificial reef system on Navarre Beach from the comfort of a clear bottom kayak! The unique clear lens of the kayaks will afford a view like none other.  Tours will be guided by certified reef monitors, these small tours enable participants to learn about the reef and all its inhabitants. Tours […]

Lessons on lionfish

Lessons on lionfish

Opportunities to learn about lionfish are expanding. The Navarre Beach Marine Science Station did a mini camp over spring break and has a summer camp planned June 15-16. Amy Cozart, a science teacher at Woodlawn Beach Middle School, is heading up the camp and expects students to be excited about the opportunity to learn even […]

Artificial reefs provide teachable moments

Artificial reefs provide teachable moments

If you have ever wondered what kind of fish we have at our artificial reefs off of Navarre Beach, then you need to either dive the reefs or attend a class at the Navarre Beach Marine Science Station. Classes are held once a quarter and one was held Saturday. Our reefs are designated as a […]