CSTR Working to Save Ships to Reefs in the U.S.
As the future of artificial reefing in California and the U.S. faces great challenges, we hope you will join us fighting to make changes in Washington DC. We are vigorously working to reverse the Maritime Administration’s (MARAD) recent decision which eliminates all National Defense Reserve Fleet vessels from consideration as artificial reefs. MARAD’s policy change removed the previously approved Kawishiwi from our plans for reefing. We submitted thousands of petition signatures to Congress and White House, protesting this change and we’re lobbying to change the federal law which prevents MARAD and the Navy from communicating, negotiating and contracting with non-governmental organizations such as CSTR.
CSTR needs all its supporters now to help us chart the future for artificial reefing. Your tax deductible contributions bring economic benefits to your industry and your community as new reefs create greater diving, fishing and other recreational opportunities. The monetary and merchandise donations you give are only one way to be part of the adventure. Volunteer your time - we have something for everyone to do.
To Reef or To Scrap - CSTR Presentation
Please email or fax your own letter to the Whitehouse and your Congressional Delegation.
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