The Reef Check Foundation successfully launched the Adopt-a-Reef program in 2012 at a Dana Point community and media event held by our four founding partners: the Monarch Beach Resort, The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, the Doubletree Suites by Hilton Doheny Beach, Dana Point, and the Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa.
Through partnerships with coastal communities and ocean minded companies, the Adopt-a-Reef program leverages the support and resources of local businesses to directly sponsor volunteer dive teams to monitor the health of their local marine ecosystems annually.
By becoming an Adopt-a-Reef partner, your tax-deductible donation will directly sponsor the local community to monitor and conserve its coral reefs, kelp forests, coast, and ocean. As the only organization that is directly engaged in the monitoring and conservation of California’s reefs, Reef Check is the ideal non-profit organization for your business to partner with in making a strong local and global statement about your company’s environmental and social commitment.
Reef Check’s Adopt a Reef program gives ocean enthusiasts (like yourself!) an easy way to support community-based monitoring and conservation of California’s kelp forests and of tropical coral reefs worldwide. Have a favorite reef or dive site? Sponsor any of Reef Check’s survey sites and your donation will allow Reef Check to strengthen and empower local communities through scientific research, education, and community engagement.