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Marco Island Reef Project

Reef Project
Posted: April 30, 2015 at 10:28 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

You may have noticed a large number of pipes and construction off to the side of the Jolley Bridge. What you may not know it that quietly off the shores of Marco Island a new habitat is taking shape. What was once discarded debris will now become the largest artificial reef project in the western hemisphere. Once completed this project is expected to span a quarter mile by a quarter mile.

What benefits will this project bring? In addition to creating a home environment for countless species of marine life, this project is expected to bring a boom of tourism to Collier County. Divers from all over the world will visit our area to catch a glimpse of the wildlife that lives beneath the ocean’s surface on the newly formed reefs.  It is also expected that we will become host to a number of sport fishing tournaments as well.

This in addition to Marco Island being named the #6 Island in the United States by TripAdvisor means that our little island is getting a lot of global attention.

For more information please click on the links below:

For more information on how you can be a part of the artificial reef project please click here.