Old Pilings to New Reefs

Around the Gulf of mexico there are many old pilings that could be used the say way they did in New York.

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Park Plan information  https://www.w-architecture.com/projects/westharlem/

Homeowners in the residential area of Punta Gorda Isles paid for the installation of another


Yes that is a research project.   One that should be duplicated around the world.  Reef Balls can add habitat.  Over 150 residents were willing to pay for Reef Balls under their docks.

Lessons Learned:

Although the Reef Balls have only recently been deployed, ongoing monitoring has provided some initial observations:

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Contact Larry Beggs at Reef Innovations for more information or to plan your project.

Living Shoreline Video

Take a look at this awesome living shoreline video produced by the Nature Conservancy.

Living shoreline The Nature Conservancy

Nature Conservancy Uses Reef Balls