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South Jetty Underwater Cleanup – Making Venice Better

Venice’s awesome dive club came together again at the South Jetty on Sunday October 22, 2017 and pulled a monstrous amount of debris up from the depths.       Over 500 pounds of marine debris was taken from the water by this wonderful group, including 42 cast nets, 3 traps, and over 100 pounds of lead. Read More

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North Jetty Cleanup 2017 Report

This past Saturday the Suncoast Reef Rovers dive club teamed up with Sarasota Bay Watch, NAUI Green Diver Initiative and the Sarasota County Sheriff’s office to conduct our annual underwater cleanup of the Casey Key North Jetty. Nineteen divers, 1 kayaker, 1 snorkeler, 19 topside helpers (and 1 manatee) removed the usual debris from the Read More

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Underwater volunteers provide valuable service

The following article appeared in the July 29, 2017 edition of the Venice Gondolier Sun Underwater volunteers provide valuable service By Larry R. Humes While scores of volunteers donate their time to keeping the Venice community clean and beautiful, dozens more spend countless hours underwater, scouring the sea floor to rid our bays and shoreline Read More

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Pier is Spotless – Reef Rovers Keeping It Clean

   The entire Gulf beach under the Venice Fishing Pier is clean thanks to the work of the Suncoast Reef Rovers of Venice and their many friends.  A team of divers and helpers descended on Brohard Beach on Saturday July 15, 2017 to remove underwater debris from a spot that is very popular with families, fishers Read More

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Volunteer Sarasota County Spotlight – Greg Vine!

Volunteer Gary Reinmuth meets Greg Vine, Suncoast Reef Rovers: What do a crusty 22-caliber revolver, a water-logged fishing rod with a live but emaciated little snapper still on the hook, an outboard motor that became detached from its sunken boat and two concrete park benches have in common? Believe it or not, they have all Read More