Another widespread effort of installing mini-reef filtration systems in Siesta Key’s Grand Canal will take place in October, project leader Jean Cannon reports. She hopes to install 15 to 20 more during the month, adding to the approximately 250 that currently exist on Siesta Key — 210 of them being in the Grand Canal.
“I want to double that amount by this time next year,” said Cannon, who’s part of the Siesta Key Association civic group.
The mini-reefs are ideal for anyone with a dock. Cannon said there are 873 homes with docks on Grand Canal alone.
The reefs cost $325 and play a large role in regenerating the area’s damaged aquatic life. Visit the Siesta Key Association’s website at siestakeyassociation.com and click on the “projects” tab for more information.
“We’re already beginning to see a juvenile fish population,” Cannon said of the project, which began late last year.