Have you ever looked at a picture of a coral reef or snorkeled above one and been awed by its beauty? Possibly wished you could not just look at it, but be a part of it? On Tuesday, February 16, 7 - 9 P.M. at Northern Delights Coffee House, 7091 State HWY 3, Hayfork Ginny Rice will be presenting an information talk on coral reefs and showing a video of her scuba diving adventure to Palau and its coral reefs.
The first part of the program will encompass the life cycle of coral, how reefs grow, how they contribute to the economies around them and the environmental dangers that threaten them. There will be information about the country of Palau followed by Ginny’s video of Palau and diving its reefs. Ginny hopes that through this presentation, she can educate and bring greater awareness of our oceans health and the things that are being done to preserve its fragile ecosystem.
Ginny Rice is a long time resident of Lewiston, here in Trinity County. She began scuba diving fifteen years ago and became enamored of the sport. Ginny has made diving trips through much of the Caribbean, the Channel Islands off California’s coast, Australia, the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, Indonesia and Palau. These diving experiences sparked her interest in coral reefs and the role they play in our oceans. As secretary/treasurer of Safe Alternatives for our Forest Environment, environmental issues are important to Ginny. Now not just trees, but coral reefs and their environment, call to her.