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Jupiter Artificial Reef Program Receives Donation from Kenny Chesney Foundation

Posted by Lorea Thomson on Friday, August 12th, 2016 at 2:11pm.

 

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Local area foundation, the Andrew Harris Foundation received a significant donation from the No Shoes Reefs Project.  Jupiter resident, Andrew “Red” Harris, was a talented young man.  He was struck while snorkeling June 8, 2014.  This partnership between Building Conservation Trust, Coastal Conservation Associations’ National Habitat Program, and Country Superstar Kenny Chesney and ENGEL Coolers will be known as  the Andrew “Red” Harris No Shoes Reef project of 2016.

The foundation will donate 15 of the "lagoon coral head" modules to Palm Beach County for placement on the popular Phil Foster Park Snorkeling Trail.  There will be numbered plaques, which will help “snorkelers navigate the trail, avoid the channel and improve safety.”  This reef will be known as the Andrew “Red” Harris No Shoes Reef.  

The 15 "lagoon coral head" modules will be donated to Palm Beach County for placement on the reef.   The Foundation has also built 35 "offshore coral head modules", 15 offshore block modules and 15 "lagoon coral head modules".  Fifty limestone reef pyramids have been contracted to be built.

If you are interested in supporting the Andrew Harris Foundation, please consider participating in an entertaining golf tournament.  The golf tournament is October 15, 2016.  Golf tournament registration is open now. To support the foundation please visit the Andrew Harris Foundation link here.

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