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Only Fox 4 joins Ocean Habitats to install artificial mini reefs on Fort Myers Beach

Posted at 8:28 AM, Dec 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-04 10:51:38-05

FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla -- A Fort Myers Beach neighborhood is taking protecting paradise into their own hands. The community of Fairview Isles came together to work with a nonprofit organization called Ocean Habitats to install more than 50 artificial mini reefs right in their backyards.

Fox 4 reported live from the community this morning, where some of the mini reefs were installed.

Homeowners decided to work with the nonprofit, after dealing with terrible water quality issues last year.

Ocean Habitats builds and installs artificial mini reefs in 13 states and the Bahamas. By Tuesday, they will install more than 50 beneath docks in this Fort Myers Beach Fairview Isles waterfront community.

Once installed, the mini reefs will eventually be able to filter 558-million gallons of water per year. They will help grow more than 25,000 fish, shrimp and crabs.