Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium - Sarasota, Florida

"PROTECT OUR REEFS" LICENSE PLATE

Florida has the only barrier coral reef system in the continental U.S.  Coral reefs provide more then $1.2 billion dollars a year to Florida's economy through tourism, recreational and commercial fisheries, and by protecting our shorelines by mitigating the effects of coastal erosion and storms.  Sadly, worldwide corals are in decline..........but research can help us understand why and what to do about it, and education and conservation efforts can help reduce human impact on these precious resources. 

HOW YOU CAN HELP

As a Florida driver, you can help make research, education and conservation happen. Drive the plate that helps fund research, education and conservation and you’ll be helping preserve Florida’s unique underwater beauty.

When you purchase this plate from your tax collector, $25 goes to support reef research, education and conservation.  And as you drive, your reef plate helps remind other Floridians about this unique Florida treasure. 

 

To get your "Protect Our Reefs" plate, click here (link opens in a new window)
for a listing of contacts and address information for the offices in your area.

 

You can also click here (.pdf file) to print a form and order your plate by mail. 

Mote’s Protect Our Reefs Grant Program

Proceeds from the sale of the “Protect Our Reefs” license plate come to Mote Marine Laboratory, a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the science of the sea.  Using funds raised from the sale of the "Protect Our Reefs" license plate, Mote is providing grants to organizations around the state to do reef research, education and conservation.  

 

For more information on eligibility or how to apply for funds through the "Protect our Reefs" grants Program, click here (link opens in a new window).

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Mote Marine Laboratory - Tropical Research Laboratory
24244 Overseas Highway, Summerland Key, Florida 33042
(305)745-2729 - (305) 745-2730(FAX) - TRL-info@mote.org

TRL is a fully equipped marine research and education facility, with housing, vessels, dry labs, raceways and tanks, SCUBA support, and more.

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