Artificial Reefs: Build It, And They Will Come

This week, crews have been dropping 1,300 tons of broken concrete in the St. Johns River – just south of the Fuller Warren Bridge. That’s where the Coastal Conservation Commission is building two massive artificial reefs. It’s paid for with $60,000 dollars in donations.

“Soon, it’ll be covered with critters,” said project manager Joseph Kistel. “Things like barnacles and mussels and algae will grow on that structure…and that provides a foundation food source.”

This week, crews have been dropping 1,300 tons of broken concrete in the St. Johns River – just south of the Fuller Warren Bridge. That’s where the Coastal Conservation Commission is building two massive artificial reefs. It’s paid for with $60,000 dollars in donations.

“Soon, it’ll be covered with critters,” said project manager Joseph Kistel. “Things like barnacles and mussels and algae will grow on that structure…and that provides a foundation food source.”