Erosion, water runoff and their effects on declining reef health will be the focus of a discussion Thursday evening at Myett’s in Cane Garden Bay as two non-profit organisations — the Association of Reef Keepers and Green VI — meet with residents to talk about potential courses of action to improve CGB reefs.

 During the second of the groups’ “Ridge 2 Reef” meetings, organisers hope to get more community members involved in the project, according to a press release issued this week.

“Community support and involvement are core tenets to the Ridge 2 Reef project, and there are several grant opportunities available to community-based organisations,” the release states.

ARK’s Dr. Shannon Gore, who will facilitate the discussion, has studied Cane Garden Bay, its erosion problems, and degraded reefs for over a decade while working for the Conservation and Fisheries Department.

Topics for the talk, which is to take place from 6 to 7 p.m., include the definition of a watershed and what other communities have accomplished. A mapping activity is also planned.

Although the project is focused on CGB, residents from around the territory are encouraged to attend. For more information about R2R, visit the group’s Facebook page at