High School Building Debris to Create Artificial Reef In Waters Off Harwich | WCAI

High School Building Debris to Create Artificial Reef In Waters Off Harwich

Feb 10, 2016

Plans are underway to use materials from the demolished Harwich High School for an artificial reef in Nantucket Sound.
Credit Three Harbors Site Assessment document

Nantucket Sound will soon become home to one of a handful of artificial reefs in the state.

Harwich officials worked with the state's fisheries department to select material from the old Harwich High School to make the reef, which will sit in piles along the mostly sandy seafloor. The goal is to attract fish and boost recreational fishing.

WCAI's Kathryn Eident talked with Biologist Mark Rousseau of the state's Division of Marine Fisheries to learn more.