Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Day 5; 500 tires and counting

On Friday, April 13th, 2012, the Surfrider Foundation Rincon conducted two reef restoration outings in the Tres Palmas Marine Reserve.  The first was in the morning when SF Rincon volunteer extraordinar, Angela Haynie, and her friend, Liz Muse, helped remove the 500th and 501st tire from the Tres Palmas Marine Reserve.  The first tire was removed back in 2008.  Thanks so much girls!!!

In the afternoon, Sara Caez and her friend Sandra Trujillo, San Juan locals, helped removed a lot of debris too.  They loved the towboarding!  Thanks for making the drive over from SJ to participate!!!

 We removed 7 tires, a piece of a yola, clothing, and 2 baskets full of plastic and other miscellaneous debris.

Angela amped after a nice towboard over the reef

Liz thrilled to be a part of a great cause

Sandra and Sara made the drive over from SJ to enjoy some fun in the sun.  Thanks girls!!!

Sara enjoying underwater flight

A healthy school of tangs cleanses the reef of algae


Between the morning and evening session both crews amounted to removing 7 tires, a piece of a boat hull, a basket full of clothing, and two basket fulls of plastic debris.  The reef is looking great!!

Contact Wessley Merten at 787-436-8300 or for more information on helping out in this coral reef restoration and marine debris removal effort.

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