In June of 1995, Dixie County undertook a Reef Ball (tm) project in conjunction with the local Dixie County High School. Four molds were purchased by the school to be used by the with a DEP grant to deploy several hundred Bay and Pallet Balls (tm). Already the school, led by Steve Langford (Shop teacher), Dick Wittman (Biology teacher), and Mike McCaskill (Principal), has produced 70 Reef Balls (tm) even though the final grant monies are still pending. To further help the community, grant monies will be used to hire fishermen who lost income due to the net ban to carry the modules out to sea. The school will produce a training tape about the project for the state Department of Natural Resources Protection Division with an additional grant given for an underwater video camera.
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