“What better time to celebrate our water planet – when Dive for Earth Day, the 40th anniversary of Earth Day and the United Nations-declared International Year of Biodiversity 2010 collide. Now’s the time to dive into a conservation activity near you,” said Project AWARE Foundation’s Director, Jenny Miller Garmendia. “80 percent of the world’s biodiversity lives in the sea and Project AWARE’s underwater volunteers are the front lines to collecting data for their ultimate conservation.”
For eleven years divers have taken action on Dive for Earth Day to monitor local reefs and remove dangerous debris from aquatic ecosystems. Project AWARE encourages volunteers of all ages join a marine debris cleanup, coral monitoring project or AWARE Kids activity this Dive for Earth Day, 22 April.
For more information or to find an event in your area, visit www.projectaware.org