Local couple honored by Field and Stream Magazine


Bob and Carol Cox were featured in Field and Stream Magazine for their volunteer work with local marine life. A1 Cox3 – The reefs replenish life at local fisheries and attract new types of sea life.

Bob and Carol Cox Photography
Published: Thursday, July 25, 2013 at 09:40 AM.

Carol and Bob Cox of Mexico Beach were featured in the July issue of Field and Stream Magazine and honored by its Heroes of Conservation program for their volunteer work with the Mexico Beach Artificial Reef Association.

For their conservation work, MBARA was awarded a $500 grant from Toyota Motor Sales USA, Inc.

The Cox’s will also be eligible to win a grand prize of $5,000 and a new Toyota Tundra.

Each month, the magazine profiles three grassroots conservationists who go above and beyond in the protection of fish, wildlife and habitat.

The duo applied for the Field and Stream award online by submitting a detailed breakdown of the work they had accomplished with MBARA. They were eager to seek additional grant money for a cause they are passionate about.

Prior to becoming involved with the reef association, Carol and Bob, who consider themselves “Citizen Scientists,” were stationed on an Air Force base in Guam, a tropical location near the equator known for its coral reefs and clear water.

Already active with fishing, waterskiing and snorkeling, Carol urged Bob to take scuba lessons with her, though he was hesitant to do so.

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