Great News For Our Environment

Last Monday, Captain Don addressed Ft Pierce City Commission. First to praise the Mayor for leading the charge for our winning the Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation. But also to point out that at a recent dive along the city seawall over 900 pieces of plastic serviceware were collected. This is significant and he felt […]

DOES FT PIERCE HOLD THE KEY TO THE REGROWTH OF FLORIDA’S CORAL FIELDS? 

On Friday, March 18th, Marine Cleanup Initiative, Inc’s Operation Director Captain Donald Voss loaded 16 divers and 5 bubble watchers onto a Midnight Sun bus sponsored by Open Water Products President Jack Hudson, headed to Tavernier, Florida to the Coral Restoration Foundation. In December, Captain Don attended a National Geographic Seminar regarding the Blue Ocean […]

BBC: build up of plastics has grown

Big rise in North Pacific plastic waste By Jonathan Amos Science correspondent, BBC News The quantity of small plastic fragments floating in the north-east Pacific Ocean has increased a hundred fold over the past 40 years. Scientists from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography documented the big rise when they trawled the waters off California. They […]

Evolution

It sort of speaks for its’ self. We are supposed to be learning here…evolving… doing a better job. Join the Eco-adventure diving of MCII and help take hold of our environment and get it back on track. Join the thousands of kids who want to have a clean ocean when they grow up…a clean ocean […]

Rewards for divers and captains

MCII is happy to announce that in 2012, three oil and gas companies and several large outlet stores have agreed to supply pre-paid gas and gift cards for distribution to divers(gift)and captains (fuel). After 10 years and over 300,000 pounds of debris removed, it is about time to reward this great volunteers in a more […]

New logo unveiled!

Our new logo can be seen in shirt patches, on our letterhead, and all of our advertisements around the County, on the Turnpike and in print. Order your patches and support MCII’s efforts. FLEET INCREASES – TRASH BEWARE MCII will take delivery (again) of their specially outfitted deployment vessel. Returned for some modifications in the […]

Tavernier Key Eco-Tour Trip Booked

MCII is all set to take a 20 diver team of volunteers and several cameramen to the Coral Restoration Foundation to assist with the planting of 1300 coral babies they have been raising this year. Divers will learn techniques and procedures in classes each morning. The afternoons will be used to view the “farm,” to […]

Letter from Coral Restoration Director

Hi Don I am the new Operations Manager and Stephanie Roach is our new Field Biologist. We are excited about working with your group to help volunteer with our coral nursery and on restoration/monitoring work. Our ideal weekend would involve class work Sat AM with nursery work (2 tanks) in the afternoon. Sun AM class […]

Coral Restoration Bus Trip

Marine Cleanup Initiative, Inc will take the first 20 divers who sign up either here on-line, at Dive Odyssea or a Water n’Sports, for a nice bus trip to Tavernier Key and the Coral Restoration Foundation headquarters. A sponsor has already provided the funds for the bus, we are working on a sponsor for the […]