Greetings : I was very honored in accepting the "Take Pride In America Award " along with Erik Denson and Dr. Jose' Jones. I had a speech prepared ,unfortunately they would not allow me to speak. We must say a thank you to Gail Swanson who wrote the book The Guerrero that inspired Karuna Eberl to produce and direct the documentary "The Guerrero Project". I met Brenda Lanzendorf because of that documentary.
Even though DWP was Brenda's and my idea there are several people who deserve a lot of credit . Erik Denson ,Rod Singleton and Erly Thornton III who have been there from the very beginning. Lydia Locke who was involved with DWP from the beginning she also designed the DWP logo. Michele Roberts who took on all of the DWP administrative work this past year. Dr Jose' Jones who made sure that DWP came under the NABS science committee, Jimmie Mack who has turned out to be our official photographer and Bill Murrain for all his support. Last but not least all of the DWPERS who contributed to this award , DWP would not have won it with out you . For me personally i want to thank the TAP family for all of their support. Ken Stewart
NOAA Nautical Archaeology Society Training
NOAA, National Association of Black Scuba Divers Explore Shared History
NOAA archaeologists will be in the Florida Keys this month training members of the National Association of Black Scuba Divers in underwater archaeology as part of a new education initiative to explore the maritime heritage of African-Americans and engage the community in marine resource conservation. Read more..
FLORIDA AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE 2008
Wanted to let you know, that the story we did earlier this year with your dive in Biscayne Nat'l Park... has won 2nd place
in the FLORIDA AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE competition. I entered it under the FEATURE category, and just
received word that it took 2nd place for this year!!!
wins honor Fri Jul 3, 2009 .By THE DAILY NEWS JOURNAL MTSU sophomore Terrance Adams and his fellow representatives of the Diving with a Purpose program will travel to Washington, D.C., July 16-17 to accept the
Black scuba divers win National Award
Written by JULIANA ACCIOLY
A group of black scuba divers will receive a national award and a planned tour of the White House in Washington, D.C. next week for outstanding volunteer work in documenting historical shipwrecks. Read more..
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By MATTHEW LAWRENCE
Amateur underwater archaeologists with the National Association of Black Scuba Divers chart a shipwreck at the Elbow Reef Tuesday as part of a Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary effort to positively identify it. Read more.