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  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…
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The Andrew “Red” Harris Foundation has been building reefs off the Jupiter coastline for several years. The Foundation was created to honor the memory of Andrew Harris who was struck by a boat while snorkeling in the Jupiter Inlet on June 8, 2014. The foundation’s work will help assure the long-term health and vibrancy of the local marine environment where Andrew loved to dive and fish.

The Andrew “Red” Harris Foundation began a significant education initiative in 2018. The goal was to donate a 5-book set of the “Professor Clark the Science Shark” series to every third-grade classroom in Florida, 55,000 books in all!  As you can imagine that goal has been met and enthusiastically received!!

Children love the story of the little boy (Andrew) who

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 The Andrew "Red" Harris Foundation is pleased to announce that the 2021 artificial reef project is about to begin with the deployment of the first of five 500-ton barge loads of huge 8' long concrete culverts offshore of the Jupiter inlet! This year's project benefits from Forterra's donation of 2500 culverts valued at $450,000 to the Andrew "Red" Harris Foundation. The culverts are presently being trucked and staged for loading on barges that will begin deploying a mile off the Jupiter inlet in the first week of May.

The map below shows how the culverts will be deployed as two huge culvert reefs (chartreuse dots) and as connecting trails (the gray areas) between the huge 500–800-ton limestone boulder reefs the foundation built last summer (green

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The Andrew “Red” Harris Foundation has been artificial reef building over the past 7 years. The Foundation is in Jupiter and pursued the foundation's mission of "enhancing and protecting the marine environment" by raising over $2 million to build over 1.5 miles of new reefs offshore of Jupiter and Juno Beach.

The Foundation was created to honor the memory of Andrew Harris who was struck by a boat while snorkeling in the Jupiter Inlet on June 8, 2014. The foundation’s work will help assure the long-term health and vibrancy of the local marine environment where Andrew loved to dive and fish.

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

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Country music star Kenny Chesney's "No Shoes Reefs" organization’s first artificial reef deployment of a four 10,000 lb goliath reef balls about .5 miles off Delray Beach kicks off the development of a 32-acre underwater reef park in Palm Beach County.

No Shoes Reefs partnered with Palm Beach County Reefs, CCA Florida, Reef Ball Foundation, Sandoway Discovery Center, Building Conservation Trust and Global SubDive to deploy 130,000 pounds of goliath reef balls. Reefs matter for us and for the environment in countless ways. Artificial reefs are useful tools for restoring our reef systems to a natural and productive balance.

The reef site is located offshore just over 0.5 miles east of Delray Beach, Florida (26o 27.178/-80o 02.739). No Shoes Reefs 4

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