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Review for Reef Ball Foundation Inc, Athens, GA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have worked around the world helping to train local community's and international volunteers to propagate and plant corals, plant red mangrove trees in high energy areas, and to create artificial reefs specifically tailored to the specific goals and problems facing local marine habitats. I am very proud to be associated with such a broadly reaching, hands on, action oriented international non-profit.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Rehabilitation of coral reefs, restoration of fringing mangrove trees, building oyster reefs, and designed artificial reefs for fishing, scuba diving and to stop beach erosion.

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

bring in and train even more young people to carry on the mission statement.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The Reef Ball foundation works in so many countries (over 70 in total) and having the chance to use a common interest (marine habitats) to bring diverse cultures together is immensely exciting.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

There are over 400 international expert volunteers from all over the world all with a common love of the ocean and marine life....they are hard workers, willing to get dirty...and with passion to make positive changes.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Rehabilitate or restore vast amounts of marine habitats. And create billions and billions of kilograms of fish and marine life. [Really!}

Ways to make it better...

more people in the world understood how important marine habitats our to our planet's health.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Environmental education, degrading coral reefs due to human impacts, and contining to grow in the current economic crisis where environmental issues often take a back burner position.

One thing I'd also say is that...

Reef Ball Foundation is a truly unique organization built in a grassroots manner never having spent a dime on advertising as everything goes to the mission of helping restore or marine habitat. Spend some time to check out the website, you will be amazed

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Role:  Board Member & Worked on coral, mangrove and artificial reef projects in 59 countries.