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Reef Ball Foundation Inc

Rating: 5 stars   24 reviews 1,294

Nonprofit Issues:

Education, Environment, Philanthropy

Address:

890 Hill Street Athens GA 30606 USA

Mission:

PROTECTING NATURAL REEF SYSTEMS THROUGH EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT AND RESTORING OUR MARINE ECOSYSTEMS THROUGH REEF BALL TECHNOLOGY.

Geographic areas served:

Global

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

This is a top-notch organization that is helping to save our struggling oceans and reefs. It's amazing to see how new life emerges as a result of these things. They organize local people and use local materials to make the reef balls which is good because the locals are helping themselves and have a stake in cleaning up the oceans that effect us all.

 
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The Reef Ball Foundation is one of the most amazing environmental companies out there. I am 13 years old, and I learned about the Reef Ball Foundation through Kathy Kirbo, the Executive Director, who happens to be my aunt. When I was 8 years old, I did a school report on the Reef Ball Foundation and was able to show the teachers, as well as students, how a Reef Ball is deployed into the ocean. Everyone was so amazed at how they positivel effect the oceans and beaches. Reef Ball has opened my eyes to the world of environmental science, and now I am considering it as my future career choice.

 
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Amazing photos of reef ball installations educated me as to the collaborative nature of this work. Locals in every country are full of smiles as they work alongside experts, casting, assembling and placing the product. Even more impressive are the completed photos of restored reefs. Amazed when I realized this small nonprofit in my town had so big a reach and impact around the world.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

 
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Reefball Foundation is a global non-profit working to rebuild coral reefs. Efficient and effective in their work, the small staff does an excellent job of building relationships with local residents, using their interest and skills, as well as resources, in a highly collaborative manner versus a top-down approach, which has proven to be highly successful. Hands down one of the best run non-profits I know of from many years of experience working with similar groups.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Do very little as it's already extremely effective in its work.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

 
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Hats off to The Reef Ball Foundation for their amazing contribution to the conservation of out planet. They are the unsung heroes of our oceans!. An innovative product is implemented by knowledgable staff and amazing volunteers who genuinely care about the future of our planet. Keep up the good work!

 
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ReefBall tirelessly restores ocean habitats that have been damaged by mankind's various activities. They work around the globe with various private and governemntal entities to recreate favorable conditions for coral growth, fish, mollusks, crustaceans, and other sea creatures. ReefBall has substantially improved worldwide quality of life thru their efforts to improve Worldwide marine ecosystems. Hats off to these very hard working people!

 
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A great organization dedicated to improving the marine environment and repairing the damage to reefs caused by natural and manmade events. A worthy nonprofit for volunteers to dedicate their time to and for donors to contribute their financial resources.

 
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Reef Ball Foundation is an extraordinary organization, quietly doing vitally important work for our planet. Their reef balls are scientifically documented to restore reefs and to protect coastal areas, far more effectively than what some others have tried. They are careful with resources. Their staff are not only great at installing reef balls (and providing educational materials and activities) efficiently and effectively, they are individuals of complete integrity and commitment.
Since five stars is the limit, I enthusiastically give Reef Ball Foundation five gold stars.

 
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It is my honor and privilege to write this review. When you use the words integrity, knowledgeable,essential, and professional you only start to scratch the surface as to what kind of organization reef ball really is. I had the opportunity to work with this team of highly dedicated professionals over the last few years, mainly with a project in the Bahamas in which we created the first underwater sculpture garden. Their expertise was integral to the completion of this project. If there's one thing that could not be missed it is that they love caring for and protecting the environment. In working with them I got the sense that it was more than just carrying out a task but a selfsacrificing attitude towards the protection of our oceans. I feel worthy having had the opportunity to work shoulder to shoulder with this group of highly trained professionals. With out them being around to continue doing what they do, we would lose a champion in the protective fight to safe our oceans. The world needs more organizations such as reefball, we are one step closer in winning the fight to save our waters as long as they are around.
Willicey Tynes.

 
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This wonderful organization sent their Chairman to our Venice Girl Scout leader's meeting, he gave a presentation and helped educate many of our leaders about reef restoration and get them motivated to bring the message back to their girl scout troops. One of the troops, troop 198, worked directly with Todd Barber and his organization and chose to make this project their Bronze Award. Mr. Barber took the girls to Mote Aquarium, explained the entire Reef restoration process (including tons of science, like the importance of the PH levels of the Reef Balls, what fish are best served by each type, etc.) while the entire troop took notes. He also arranged for the troop to tour the factory. The girls paid for part of the Reef Ball with money they made from selling cookies (Reef Ball arranged for them to purchase it at cost!) Mr. Barber and his organization also helped the girls get the permits to launch their reef ball and helped arrange for a boat!! The girls were so excited and really learned so very much! They earned the Bronze Award and were able to present their project at the Young Women of Distinction Ceremony.

 
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