Dauphin Island Causeway Reef Repurposing Project

Published: Mar. 15, 2023 at 11:51 AM CDT
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MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - Phase 1 of this project, which took place March 6-7 on Dauphin Island Causeway, south of Bayfront Park, involved both Reef Ball and ReefBlkTM removal via trackhoes and a transport barge. Phase II consisted of two days of oyster sorting and salvaging assisted by multiple community volunteers, many of which are environmental and USA marine sciences students, as well as industry partners, such as AL Power, Gulf Seafood, Volkert Engineering, and others.

In Phase 3, set for March 13, Reef Balls from the same site will be relocated to Dog River as artificial fishing reefs. This project will ultimately enable large-scale restoration to protect the causeway itself.

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