25th Anniversary Celebration

Please mark your calendars for Saturday afternoon, November 11, 2023, for our big block party bash to celebrate the 25th year in existence for Eternal Reefs. 

Yep, it was 1998 when we placed the very first Eternal Reef honoring the wishes of Carleton “Petey” Glen Palmer, the father-in-law of one of our co-founders (Don Brawley) and Eternal Reefs was born. So this year we celebrate 25 years…our Silver Anniversary.

November 11 also happens to be Veterans Day, so you can be sure a large component of our celebration will honor those who have served in the United States miliary. The dates even line up perfectly to mark the 5-year anniversary in 2023 of Eternal Reefs dedicating the On Eternal Patrol Memorial Reef, a group of nearly 70 reef balls off of Sarasota that represent the first and only ocean memorial honoring each of the 65 U.S. submarines and the 4,000+ souls lost since the submarine force was formed in 1900.

Our afternoon block party will feature tours, games (maybe we’ll introduce Reef Ball Cornhole), a new video and much more. Friends from other marine eco-organizations will be on hand from Sarasota and Manatee Counties to share information and education in this casual party atmosphere. We also hope to involve as many friends and colleagues from the county parks department as well have representatives on hand from the Reef Ball family of organizations: Eternal Reefs, The Reef Ball Foundation and Reef Innovations.

Check here frequently for updates on our 25th Anniversary block party bash.