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Environmental group to install 3,000th Florida mini reef in Fort Myers Beach

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Posted at 1:41 PM, Sep 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-19 13:41:33-04

FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. -- Next week, a group working to protect our paradise will install their 3,000th mini reef in the state, right here in Southwest Florida.

Ocean Habitat says their mini-reefs attract and produce marine life, and filter water in polluted coastal waterways.

On Wednesday, September 25th, the group will place 20 units under docks at the Pink Shell Resort marina.

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“We strive to fulfill our mission of bringing coastal waters to life” said David Wolff, Ocean Habitats founder. “You look around the canals and it’s a biological desert everywhere, our units create a complete living ecosystem in these very same canals.”

The resort donated $5,000 for the reefs and installation as part of the 1,000 Reef Challenge, which was completed last month.

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