Ambitious Artificial Reef Project Honors Jupiter Waterman
By Kimberly Miller – Palm Beach Post Staff Writer
More than a mile northeast of the Jupiter Inlet, the Andrew “Red” Harris Foundation began the ambitious project Monday of sinking 100 modules to form an artificial reef and marine sanctuary to honor Andrew, who was killed in a 2014 snorkeling accident near DuBois Park in Jupiter.
Monday’s endeavor was the second mission of its kind for the foundation, but on a much grander scale. Last year, it sank 40 artificial reef cells about 3.5 miles off the Jupiter inlet that were built to mimic Bahamian coral heads.
“I am so proud that we are honoring Andrew in a way that is fitting for him because he loved Jupiter and was passionate about the sea,” Martha Harris said. “He called Jupiter paradise.”
The No Shoes Reef Project, a partnership between the Building Conservation Trust, Coastal Conservation Association, country musician Kenny Chesney and Engel Coolers, contributed $50,000 to the foundation.
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