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Reef Check Expands into Washington State

April 28, 2022

Kelp forests in Washington have been in decline over the last 100 years - with a 36% decline in kelp forests in the San Juan Islands in less than ten…

Reef Check Provides Training Scholarships to Seven Recipients

April 28, 2022

In advance of our 2022 Kelp Forest Monitoring trainings, Reef Check has awarded scholarships to seven deserving divers from diverse backgrounds which will allow them to participate in our training.…

And the Dirk Burcham Golden Slate Award Goes to…

April 28, 2022

Each year, Reef Check’s Kelp Forest Program recognizes the most active surveyors in each region with the Golden Slate Award. With the recent passing of Dirk Burcham, a multi-year recipient…

New Staff and a New Phase for North Coast Kelp Restoration Project

April 28, 2022

We welcome two Restoration Technicians to the Reef Check team- Ian Butler and Lauren Nutt. The Mendocino County kelp restoration project started in 2020 and has successfully removed over 40,000…

The Road to 30×30: The Scope for Malaysia to Increase Coverage of MPAs

April 28, 2022

Target 3 of the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework stipulates that, by 2030, “at least 30 percent of land areas and of sea areas, especially areas of particular importance for biodiversity…

Bruce Zaretsky Art Proceeds to Benefit Reef Check Foundation

April 28, 2022

Bruce Zaretsky is many things— a landscape designer, a builder of healing gardens, a talented painter, and a conservationist. As he explored the natural world, he learned more about the…