Multicolored sponges like these are a large component of the reefs of southeast Florida.
Photo: Joe Marino
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) Coral Reef Conservation Program (CRCP) coordinates research, monitoring, and response to coral reef injuries, develops management strategies, and promotes partnerships and stakeholder participation to advance protection of Florida’s reefs. Through its role in supporting Florida’s membership on the U.S. Coral Reef Task Force, and the U.S. All Islands Committee, the FDEP CRCP leads the implementation of the Southeast Florida Coral Reef Initiative (SEFCRI).
You may view the SEFCRI Charter, LAS document, meeting archives and minutes at: www.dep.state.fl.us/coastal/programs/coral/.
If you are interested in receiving updates or would like to sign up as a stakeholder, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.