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$1,245 towards $3,150

You may have already heard through the coconut telegraph that Frank Cummings, C.O.R.E.'s Education and Outreach Director, was recently selected for the EPA's highest public award for Region 2. The EPA chose Frank for the Environmental Champion Award because of his "outstanding commitment to protecting and enhancing environmental quality and public health." Even with the challenges of raising a family in the islands, Frank has spent his spare time to give lectures about the invasive lionfish destroying our reefs, he has organized and led lionfish eradication dives at least a couple times a month, he has busted his knuckles in the bilge of the C.O.R.E. boat to keep it running, and so much more! Many of you have asked how to help him and his family travel to New York receive this EPA award. As a result of the wave of support, we've set up a few different ways to make it easy for you to help fund his trip. The award ceremony will be held in New York City on May 19th. That's only about three weeks away, so we have to act quickly! Our goal is $3150 for Frank's and his family's airline tickets, lodging, and other travel expenses.