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Ridge to Reef Summer Eco Camps

Runoff and sedimentation have been identified as major threats to coral reefs. The “Ridge to Reef” Eco Camp is an educational program which takes learners out into the field and help them understand the connection between land-based sources of pollution and coral reef health. During the week long Ridge to Reef experience, campers come to understand the connection between land-based sources of pollution and coral reef health. They visit watersheds, wetlands, and marine protected areas, and engage in hands-on activities and critical-thinking conversations with the camp leaders. Summer camps are held on Saipan, Tinian, and Rota, with support from the CNMI Coral Reef Initiative through funding from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.