Why Conservation?

Water is the lifeblood of our planet, and freshwater ecosystems connect headwaters with oceans, land with water, and people with the resources they need to thrive. But when rivers, lakes and wetlands are degraded, their ability to provide reliable supplies of clean water — and to support the species on which millions of vulnerable people depend — is threatened.

But pictures speak louder than words.  To fully understand the beauty and importance of coral reefs, watch this short video.

Coral Reef Health - Ann Crawley (2:15 minutes)

Related Articles:

Mapping the World's (Few) Protected Seas - National Geographic

First Biofluorescent Turtle Ever Recorded - National Geographic  



About us

Ye Mystic Krewe of the Nautilus is a 501c3 organization dedicated to having fun while promoting philanthropy, environmental awareness and conservation of our beautiful Tampa Bay Area.  We do this through participation in the Gasparilla parades and related events, as well as a variety of hands-on activities with our charitable partners. 

Our mission is to promote Florida environmental awareness and conservation through friendly partnerships, education, charity sponsorship and community service. We volunteer and participate in various clean-up and conservation projects in the Tampa Bay area.  We also raise funds for the 1 Voice Foundation in order to enhance current programs for children & families fighting pediatric cancer.

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