Earlier this year the New Canaan Rotary Club received a Rotary District Matching Grant for an International Service Project to help restore Marine life off the Coast of Bantayan Island in the Philippines through the work of the Young Pioneer Disaster Relief organization.  Check out this video showing the effects of the first underwater 'Marine Domes' set in place to accelerate the growth of new reefs and to provide a protected home for vulnerable marine wildlife.
The ocean has always been close to YPDR's heart. In their Marine Restoration Program, they constructed and deployed marine domes (artificial reef structures) into the Visayan Sea, which has experienced 98% reef destruction in recent decades. These domes support the replenishment of fish stocks and stimulate coral regeneration. Each dome can produce over 45 kg (100 lbs) of marine biomass every year.  It is a remarkable project that we are proud to support!
To learn more about YPDR, visit their website by CLICKING HERE.