Hey guys Christina here,
I am super excited to announce that Hülya Swim has joined the 1% for the Planet Foundation. Through this organization, we have chosen to donate 1% of our proceeds for 2019 to the Coral Restoration Foundation™. We love the work they are doing, and want to help them continue to promote healthy reef systems. Our coral reefs are currently in a state of crisis and will continue to be unless action is taken. CRF™ is going above and beyond by growing new elkhorn and staghorn corals and outplanting them onto reefs to help rebuild broken ecosystems.
Hannah and I had the opportunity to visit CRF™ in Key Largo, FL. They host a fantastic program to teach people about outplanting and what it takes to grow healthy corals. We spent the morning in the classroom learning about the biology, history, and current state of their existence. Without our coral reefs, we are going to lose entire ecosystems. They also teach you how to work with their present corals: cleaning the nursery where they grow the coral then outplanting corals onto reefs along the west coast of Key Largo. You not only get to learn about the foundation's work, but in the afternoon, we went out with Rainbow Reef Dive Center to help maintain their coral farm. We got to clean the structures that the small coral fragments are attached to. Then it’s off to the reefs to outplant corals to do our part in rebuilding these struggling reef systems!
“Since 2007, we have now planted more than 100,000 critically endangered staghorn and elkhorn corals back onto the Florida Reef Tract. Many of these corals have now grown into thriving colonies with the ability to spawn, kick-starting the reefs' natural process of recovery.” - CRF™
Please take the time to visit their website to learn more about them, and how you can help.
Thank you again!