Maryland Artificial Reef Initiative “Dominion Reef at the Gooses”

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The Maryland Artificial Reef Initiative celebrates completion of “Dominion Reef at the Gooses,” an 80-acre reef made from concrete from the Woodrow Wilson Bridge.

A water cannon will be used to disperse more than 70 tons of oyster shell and brood oysters to help establish an ecosystem on the newly created artificial reef. Media will be able to shoot and photograph the event from a large, comfortable boat that will make the trip to the reef.

Placement of concrete sections from the old Woodrow Wilson Bridge will create deep water artificial reefs that provide excellent habitat for benthic organisms and fish.

The event will occur on Friday, March 28 at 10:15 a.m.
The boat departs from Chesapeake Beach for the reef.
Please call 804-771-6115 to confirm attendance and ensure a seat on the boat.

The location of the boat departure is:

Chesapeake Beach Resort and Spa
4165 Mears Avenue
Chesapeake Beach, MD (Calvert County)

Attending will be Maryland Secretary of Natural Resources John R. Griffin and Dominion Vice President Pamela Faggert

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