Welcome to the Conch Republic Marine Army. A grassroots, volunteer organization dedicated to the cleanup and restoration of the mangrove habitats of the Florida Keys. Please keep reading on how you can help, and then head over to our Facebook community to join in!
Get in touch:
30335 Warbler Lane
Big Pine Key, FL 33043
How We Started
On September 10th, 2017, the Florida Keys was hit by Hurricane Irma. It catastrophically devastated the shallow water mangrove islands of the Florida Keys. Much of what was once on solid ground was thrown into the mangroves, waters and back country.
The Conch Republic Marine Army was initially formed as a volunteer organization to address the devastation left from Irma. Using kayaks, canoes and manual labor, we have removed 307,010 documented pounds of debris. That’s 153.5 tons, after many epic battles by volunteers offering their time and passion. It also includes 723,610 feet of trap line removed from the mangroves and 83 refrigerators!
But sadly, that grand total is from only a few miles of shoreline. A rough goal is we have around two million pounds of debris in the Florida Keys to remove. And that’s if nothing else comes along and adds to the total.
So the next step in our evolution is to expand our volunteer operations into a full-time assault on the problem. And that’s where you come in.
Where We’re Going
We have boats and equipment that have been donated to us. We have amazing sponsors who continue to provide resources for us to continue this mission. But taking this generosity and turning it into the large scale effort that is required to tackle the problem in front of us takes funding…and support from organizations and people like you!
Exposure from the media and corporate world has been incredible. Please watch these clips to see what we’ve accomplished and where we’re going.
About Our Sponsors
In addition to donors like you, we have a large number of sponsors who have given services, goods, and their valuable time to the CRMA. Please take a moment and visit our sponsors page to learn more.
Weekly K2 Program
To sign up for Saturday K2 events/tours, please email Brian@conchrepublicmarinearmy.com.
IN YOUR EMAIL, PLEASE INCLUDE your name, email, number of guests and the Saturday you would like to reserve. **SATURDAYS ONLY!**
Limit is 6 per trip and calendars fill up fast, so please provide an alternate date in case your first choice is full.
We will continue doing trips every Saturday! Please be patient… we are working on an online reservation system.
K2 is our newest boat and program departing Big Pine Key every Saturday.
Conch Republic Marine Army
The Conch Republic Marine Army is a non-profit organization under section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code. All donations to the CRMA are tax deductible. (Form 990)
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