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

Rating: 5 stars  

I began as a volunteer 10 years ago and over the years have become more involved in all aspects of the organization’s activities. I have been impressed from day one by this organization’s foresight in addressing the specific environmental concerns it deals with and the far wider environmental impacts thereof, the breadth and scope of activities, the knowledge, professionalism and dedication of its members and volunteers and by the results both immediate and long term of its projects around the globe. My association with this organization and the rewards from this association have been some of the most satisfying and proud of my life.

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

Restoration of reefs damaged by storms,overuse,etc.Reversing beach erosion(both private and commercial concerns and for disappearing sea turtle nesting sites) restoration of protective mangrove groves. Functioning ecosystems to areas at death's door.

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

expand educational activities, try to develop more avenues for financial support.expand activities to new applicable fields of application.

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

the satisfaction of actually seeing things "get done." Getting filthy, burnt, cut, bruised, stung and exhauseted with other great people happy to do the same for a good purpose.

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

the real deal.

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

expand activities & efficieny. Have more autonomy in response to time critical situations. Allow for more after project monitoring to record and verify the long-term results of ecosystem enhancement, water quality improvements, beach erosion mitigation

Ways to make it better...

there were more of it.

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

$

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

Role:  Board Member & I was a Board Member & worked on coral rescue and transplantation, mangrove and artificial reef projects, submerged breakwater, and beach mitigation projects in numerous countries anround the world.