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our history

Ken Nedimyer became inspired to help restore coral reefs when staghorn coral recruits began to settle and grow on his live rock nursery in the Upper Florida Keys. Ken went on to found the Coral Restoration Foundation, Inc. and pioneer nursery and restoration techniques beginning with staghorn and elkhorn corals. Mike Echevarria met Ken in the early CRF days and joined the CRF Board of Directors and served as the Chair for four years. In that time Ken and Mike helped grow CRF into a leading force for coral restoration. Subsequently, Ken left CRF to form Nedimyer Consulting Services, L.L.C. and Reef Renewal Foundation International, Inc. and continue his passion for creating innovative solutions to restore coral reefs worldwide with special focus on the Florida Keys.

In 2019, Mike founded Reef Renewal USA, Inc., (RRUSA). Mike has engaged Ken to be RRUSA’s Technical Director leading the science and permitting of all coral nursery and outplanting activities.

our core values

C.O.R.A.L. S.A.F.E.T.Y.
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our team

Ken Nedimyer

KEN NEDIMYER

Board Member – Technical Director

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BEN DAUGHTRY

Board Member – Field Work and Operations

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JIM BRITTSAN

Field Work and Diadema Program Development