June 4, 2005


Mr. David Barnhart

Fortaleza Reef Project Brazil

Via email


Dear Mr. Barnhart,


 It gives me great pleasure to accept the Fortaleza Reef Project/CEARA into the Reef Ball Foundationís grant programs, Reefs Around the World.We are especially excited that this project will have many components that will help increase the quality of life in that region. From reading about the project, it appears that you have put much thought into the project and we have confidence that it will be an exciting project.


In keeping with the grant requirements, we require a monitoring program-two monitoringupdates per year for three years and please send us any press/newsletters relating to the Reef Balls.(Please see grant requirements and the benefits you are now eligible for on our website:www.reefball.org) As you are developing your program, we are keen on community collaboration and educational components that help raise awareness to the importance of the our reef systems and marine habitat. From experience, we have found that adding these components adds greater life to the project as the community gets ownership in the project. Please contact us when you are ready to proceed, so we can help you determine the best course for your project, such as selecting mold size, etc.


We are excited about our new partnership and we look forward to developing a stellar project with you. Please contact Todd Barber or myself if you have any further questions. We look forward to working with your organization.






Katherine Kirbo

Executive Director,

The Reef Ball Foundation