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Jacksonville Non-Profit Deploys Artificial Reef Off Ponte Vedra


A local organization is putting an undersea spin on a familiar adage, proving that one man's trash is another creature's home.

On Friday, August 2, the Fred Morrow Reef, an artificial reef made of recycled construction debris, was deployed 12 miles off the coast of Ponte Vedra Beach.

The project was undertaken by Jacksonville-based non-profit TISIRI.

The debris, over 700 tons of clean recycled concrete material, was provided by Northeast Florida Regional Airport in St. Augustine and Georgia-based White Oak Contracting, Inc.

TSIRI's mission is focuses on reef creation, environmental conservation, and marine awareness. TISIRI stands for “Think It, Sink It, Reef It.”

Click here for TISIRI's official placement report for the Fred Morrow Reef.