Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Hundreds Enjoy Reef Fest 2009

"The Reef is Closer Than You Think” was the motto of the day on Sunday, May 17, 2009, as the First Annual Reef Fest, held at Smith Bay Park on St. Thomas, brought the community together for a common cause – preserving the territory’s marine environment. Sponsored by the V.I. Marine Advisory Service and the University of the Virgin Islands in partnership with, among others, the Magens Bay Authority, Coral World, the Lana Vento Charitable Trust, First Bank and Ackley Media Group, this day at the beach offered free snorkeling, kayaking, marine-themed games and exhibits. Those who stayed on shore danced to the music of JDPP Jammers, enjoyed a “reef Rap” contest, and sampled an array of delectable food and drinks. A good time was had by all. (VI Ecotours Guide Frank Galdo is holding a beached puffer fish)