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Award winners for the 30th Annual Keep Sarasota County Beautiful Volunteer Dinner

The Suncoast Reef Rovers have been selected as an award winner for the 30th Annual Keep Sarasota County Beautiful Volunteer Awards Recognition Dinner. This event provides an opportunity to recognize notable efforts throughout the county that promote environmental stewardship and innovation through education and action, and to say thank you to our volunteers. CONGRATULATIONS ! Read More

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Reef Rovers and Friends Do Some Heavy Lifting

Great article created by John Ryan – A record-setting cleanup was hosted by the Suncoast Reef Rovers on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at Higel Marine Park in Venice. This event was unlike anything before, because the marine debris they brought out was huge and totaled 8,700 pounds! The most astounding hoist were done with giant Read More

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Reef Rovers featured in the Herald Tribune!

Volunteers go underwater to clean up South Jetty in Venice   VENICE — Not long after sunrise on Sunday, dozens of volunteers climbed into the water off the South Jetty to scour the sea for underwater debris. About 50 people signed up for the annual cleanup, which is coordinated by Ken Lackmann and sponsored by Read More

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South Jetty Underwater Cleanup – Making Venice Better

Venice’s awesome dive club came together again at the South Jetty on Sunday October 22, 2017 and pulled a monstrous amount of debris up from the depths.       Over 500 pounds of marine debris was taken from the water by this wonderful group, including 42 cast nets, 3 traps, and over 100 pounds of lead. Read More

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North Jetty Cleanup 2017 Report

This past Saturday the Suncoast Reef Rovers dive club teamed up with Sarasota Bay Watch, NAUI Green Diver Initiative and the Sarasota County Sheriff’s office to conduct our annual underwater cleanup of the Casey Key North Jetty. Nineteen divers, 1 kayaker, 1 snorkeler, 19 topside helpers (and 1 manatee) removed the usual debris from the Read More

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Underwater volunteers provide valuable service

The following article appeared in the July 29, 2017 edition of the Venice Gondolier Sun Underwater volunteers provide valuable service By Larry R. Humes While scores of volunteers donate their time to keeping the Venice community clean and beautiful, dozens more spend countless hours underwater, scouring the sea floor to rid our bays and shoreline Read More