Emerald Coast Reef Association
Our Mission Statement: The ECRA will monitor, evaluate, and report, on marine habitat and biological communities. We will help design and deploy effective artificial reefs to improve marine natural resources. We will support a resource pool for helping to create a better environment for reefs.
We will conduct our operations through these functions:
Establish Criteria and use it to help our County and Local partners, monitor health and productivity of artificial and natural reefs
Help educate the Public in the importance of artificial reefs for marine resources and community need
Build Partnerships with scientists, the local public clubs, organizations, businesses, and government agencies to design and deploy local reefs.
Develop Long Range Strategy for artificial reef deployment with local partners
Create an Organizational that is supportive of our goals, socially active with get togethers, Cleaning of reefs and future deployment of structure, and foster support for reef projects
WHO WE ARE
If you want to make a difference in the reefs in Okaloosa County and be part of a local team, join us.
Our strength lies not only in the words we stand by, but most importantly in the actions of our initiatives. From the moment we started our work in 2004, we understood that by working together we could overcome our challenges much more efficiently, and that is why we ultimately decided to launch ECRA. We strive to make a positive change in all of our pursuits.
Upcoming ECRA Events
Collecting Community input for reef locations and types
Making Change Possible
Supporting the construction and deployment of reefs in the Gulf and the Bay
Change for the Better
Helping to provide funding, with support from our membership and partners for reef projects
Community resourced support for the building of reef creating structure
If you are lookimg for a great progam that you want to donate too....This is the place! Your contribution to the ECRA will benefit the marine environment in OUR community and help support our local needs, as well as that of our visitors..