Mission: Iconic Reefs to Recover the Coral Reefs of the Florida Keys is one of the largest investments in reef restoration anywhere in the world
Officials from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and The United Way of Collier and the Keys announced in February that the UAE is granting $3.5 million in funds to help restore seven iconic reefs in the Florida Keys. The donation will launch one of the largest investments in reef restoration in the world.
The gift is part of a larger $10 million pledge to the state of Florida for Hurricane Irma relief efforts. United Way of Collier and the Keys will execute the gift’s impact strategy in partnership with experts at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) along with other local, state, national and international stakeholders. The majority of these funds will be made available through United Way to local reef restoration organizations to execute the critical reef restoration work.
Watch the highlight video summarizing our current work on the project.