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Palm Beach County Artificial Reef Day

Posted by Lorea Thomson on Tuesday, November 15th, 2022 at 4:29pm.

Palm Beach County proclaimed the second Saturday in December the Andrew "Red" Harris Artificial Reef Day!  The Andrew "Red" Harris Foundation brings awareness to Palm Beach County residents and visitors of how important artificial reefs are to protecting marine habitats.
The Andrew “Red” Harris Foundation is a 501C3 founded in July 2014 that strives to build and enhance the marine environment in northern Palm Beach County by creating artificial reefs with huge 8,000 pound “Bahamian coral head” inspired modules to expand our marine habitat. 
Andrew “Red” Harris was a promising young man and lifelong Jupiter resident. He loved diving and fishing in the ocean waters off northern Palm Beach County. Tragically, Andrew was struck by a boat while saving a friend’s life snorkeling June 8, 2014. His family and friends formed the Andrew “Red” Harris Foundation to honor his memory and assure he is not forgotten. The foundation believes helping to insure the long-term health and vibrancy of our local ocean by building artificial reefs in the waters where he loved to dive and fish off northern Palm Beach County is the best way to do so. 
Help support the Andrew "Red" Harris Foundation's mission is to keep artifical reef development ongoing by donating here.

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