Donate with PayPal
PayPal donations are secure, and a donor need not have a PayPal account in order to make a credit card donation. PayPal will keep a small transaction fee for this service (2.2% of the donation amount + $0.30), and the balance of the donation will go to OAR.
Donate or Join OAR by Mail
If you wish for 100% of your contribution to come directly to OAR, donate by mail. Print out this form (PDF) to join OAR. Make your check payable to OAR, and mail to:
2545 Blairstone Pines Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32301
Volunteer Opportunities with OAR
OAR invites you to help us develop not only the Big Bend Gulf's artificial reef system, but to help us inform the public about a host of marine issues impacting our region. We need volunteers to help with:
- Reef Building, which involves a whole host of things--from being an observer for deployment operations to ferrying divers and other personnel to reef sites
- UW Research & Monitoring through our Research Dive Team
- UW Photography & Videography
- Public Relations Efforts such as newsletters, display exhibits and lecture series
- Membership Solicitation
- The Big Bend Saltwater Classic, our major annual fund-raiser
- Sponsorship Solicitation
To get involved, please contact OAR:
2545 Blairstone Pines Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32301
OAR Wish List
OAR is currently looking for the following items/services. In exchange for contributions OAR can offer a marketing opportunity. Please contact us if you are able to help us in our reef making efforts.
OAR is in need of an area to store donated concrete material. Concrete structures make great artificial reefs since concrete is very similar in composition to the natural substrate found offshore Florida. At times we have been offered smaller quantities of concrete when we are not immediately ready to deploy. Unfortunately, we have had to turn some of these opportunities down because we did not have a location to store the material. We would like an area where we could bring in quantities of concrete and store it until we are ready to make an offshore deployment. The site must provide access for barges and loading of material.
Big Bend Saltwater Classic
Father's Day weekend 2017
OAR 2017 Membership Drive
Membership Drive - 17 June 2-5pm at Shield's Marina in St. Marks
OAR Monthly Board Meetings
4th Thursdays at 6 pm
2545 Blairstone Pines Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32301
OAR Research Divers and Reef Deployments
OAR is looking for EXPERIENCED DIVERS for the Volunteer Research Dive Team. The class will meet 5 times and there will be 2 days of check off dives, inshore and offshore. This is technical diving. Contact 850-656-2114 firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.