JANUARY 21-23, 2010
Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront
Cocoa Beach, Florida

Chris Koepfer was a well-respected member of Florida’s artificial reef community and played a major role in establishing one of the most successful county artificial reef programs in the state.

“Chris maintained one of the best examples of a comprehensive, county artificial reef plan, which we often used as a template for other counties around Florida getting new artificial reef programs up to speed,” said Keith Mille, an artificial reef coordinator with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

“Also, as a member of the 2003 FWC Artificial Reef Advisory Board, Chris helped FWC develop our 2004 Florida Statewide Strategic Plan. Chris was also proactive in developing unique artificial reef designs, such as the Lee County red grouper modules, and the Lee County radio tower modules, now among the most popular fishing and diving sites in SW Florida,” Mille said.

“Chris also acquired valuable materials of opportunity, such as limestone boulders and concrete bridge material. Chris was in the field as often as possible to follow up the county deployments with long-term monitoring to evaluate material and design performance.”

A raffle to help support future educational expenses for Chris’ two daughters will be held during the summit. The Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation has generously donated original artwork signed and numbered by the famous artist to support this endeavor.

Win This Original Signed and Numbered Guy Harvey Giclée Print!!

This giclée print, titled “Bases Loaded,” is valued at $500. Guy Harvey paintingSummit attendees will have the opportunity to win it as well as other signed and numbered artwork by Harvey, Jim Barry, and other artists — all while supporting a worthy cause. Raffle tickets will be available at the summit for only $20 each, or $30 for two tickets. Entry into the raffle also entitles attendees to win other artwork and prizes!

What is a giclée print? Find out more about this high quality printing process at this link.

The grand prize winner will be drawn on the morning of Saturday, January 23rd. You do not need to be present to win. Tickets will be on sale at the summit, and entry is open to all. Colleagues, friends, and non-attendees who wish to help support the Koepfer Education fund may contact one of the 2010 Florida Artificial Reef Summit Committee members if interested in purchasing a raffle ticket prior to the Summit.

For those who would like to give separately, donations are being accepted at this time for the “Koepfer Education Fund.“ Checks and cash donations can be sent to:

Attn: Koepfer Education Fund
Florida Gulf Bank
2247 W. First Street
Ft. Myers, FL 33901