Lee County accepts $120,000 in funding to build an artificial reef in the Gulf of Mexico


Councilmember Lee County voted to accept funding to build an artificial reef off the coast of Lee County.

On Tuesday, the board voted to accept a $120,000 grant from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to build an artificial reef.

The funding the county receives is a grant from the Federal Sports Fish Rehabilitation Aid. This grant will distribute funds for at least 1,000 tons of clean concrete to be reused in Chris Koepfer’s ARC reef site in the Gulf of Mexico.

The reef site is about 15 miles from the shore and will create a marine habitat and another fishing and diving site.

Construction is expected to be completed in September.

Chris Koepfer’s ARC Reef site is named after Chris Koepfer, a pioneer of Lee County’s artificial reef program.

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Aila Slisco

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