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Steve Skidmore

Environmental Advisor,

PT. Newmont Nusa Tenggara

Jl. Sriwijaya, Mataram

Lombok, NTB., Indonesia
via email: sski0471@corp.newmont.com


Dear Steve,


It gives me great pleasure to accept PT. Newmont Nusa Tenggara into the Reef Ball Foundationís grant program, Reefs Around the World. We place a high priority onenvironmental, educational and research programs and your letter demonstrates that your organization places a strong emphasis anc background in all these areas. Your application demonstrates that you have put a great deal of work and research in planning this project and you realize the significance of developing a program that will help raise awareness to the importance of our reefs systems and marine habitat.


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.


We are excited about our new project in Indonesia and developing a stellar habitat restoration and research program. 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