On August 7th 2010 Sr. Marine Outreach coordinator Rob Cliff and staff members hosted a function at the Famous Green Turtle Historic House located in Islamorada at the National parks Conservation headquarters located in Islamorada, Florida Keys. The purposed of this event was to educated the general public and local resident of Florida’s joint efforts focusing on the protection of “Back Country Waters and Sea Grass areas located in the Gulf of Mexico.”Rob introduced several new approaches and researched data that has made a significant difference in the protection our pristine Florida Keys waters.
Mr. Cliff insight as an environmentalist, avid fisherman and naturalist, and Tropical Musician have promulgated
the National Parks efforts in protecting the Florida Keys greatest treasure.
The function was adapted by the Islamorada Chamber of Commerce with the emphasis on conversation and
protection of our wet lands.
Reel Ting Steel Drum band was on hand to provide some tropical ambiance to support the National Parks
Reel Ting Band Manager/Steel Drum Musician and founder member George Pollis had a special interest in
performing for this great cause. As an ex-United States Coast Guard Man and environmentalists, George got
to see firsthand how the Florida Keys survived many environmental catastrophic events over the years.
Hats off to Rob Cliff and his Staff, Keep up the Good Work!!!
Who They Are:
Our Mission: To protect and enhance America’s National Parks for present and future generations.
America’s national parks are the touchstones of our shared history and culture. In some ways, they represent the soul of the nation. They represent our hopes, our dreams, our struggles. They are our absolute best places.
~ Tom Kiernan, NPCA President
We believe that America’s national parks and historical sites embody the American spirit. They are windows to our past, homes to some of our rarest plants and animal species, and places where every American can go to find inspiration, peace, and open space.
But these living, breathing monuments to our nation’s history, culture, and landscape need care and support to overcome the many dangers that threaten to destroy them forever. At the National Parks Conservation
Association, we work every day to ensure our national parks get that vital care and support.
NPCA plays a crucial role in ensuring that these magnificent lands and landmarks are protected in perpetuity:
• we advocate for the national parks and the National Park Service;
• we educate decision makers and the public about the importance of
preserving the parks;
• we help to convince members of Congress to uphold the laws that
protect the parks and to support new legislation to address threats to
• we fight attempts to weaken these laws in the courts;
• we assess the health of the parks and park management to better
inform our advocacy