Half-price Mini Reef Opportunity

March 11, 2003 —

For several years SKA has had an ongoing project to install mini-reefs in canals and waterways on Siesta Key. The purpose is to add new habitats to improve water quality and bring back more sea life. To date, over 270 mini reefs have been installed through funding from dock owners and grants. Since the project began, dolphins have returned to parts of the Grand Canal, shrimp and crabs have shown up in and around the mini reefs, and mid-sized tarpon have been seen swimming around some canal docks. Almost all dock owners have reported an increase in the variety of small and larger fish returning to our waters.

A donor has offered SKA a large donation to support a 50/50 purchase for mini reefs to be installed in the Island’s waters. People who attended a recent meeting of the Siesta Isles Association have already signed up for 50 of these mini reefs. SKA wants to invite the rest of the Island to join and sign up as well. The project depends on Siesta Key residents with docks to make a 50/50 commitment to purchase in the next 90 days. SKA’s target date to complete the collection of residents’ commitment to purchase is May 31.

Click here for detailed information on purchasing a mini reef.