Grand Canal Regeneration Moves Forward with the Blue Water Coalition

June 28, 2021  —

The Blue Water Coalition has been formed by  the Siesta Key Association, the Center of Anna Maria Island, Venice Town & Country, and Englewood Rotary to promote the restoration of marine life habitat by supporting mini reef installations. The Center of Anna Maria is sharing its water testing process.  Grand Canal team members are observing and being trained. All organizations will use the same tools and report the same information.  The SKGCR project team will also  get to participate in the Eckerd College student project.

The next install date for mini reefs is the latter part of the week of July 14th. We are taking orders now for all waterways on our Island.  Find information about the project and the instructions for purchasing on our SKA project website
“Condos on the water would be great locations to install mini reefs as they will improve the water clarity and the fishing for the residents in about three to six months,” suggests Jean Cannon, SKGCR project lead. “The more we cluster, the better for our marine environment. And the more we install, the better our water quality. As the mini reefs mature (this will take 3 years), they will filter more of the harmful chemicals and help lessen the duration of red tide.”