What was once an unusual pastime has become a full-time job
for Burt Minter and Troy Hawboldt. The two have started a business
called Artificial Reef Structures, and are now proud to say they are
the only authorized Reef Ball contractor in Canada.
(PRWEB) February 13, 2006 -- Minter and Hawboldt began by
constructing the Reef Balls which have given sealife a place to live
along Bevan Pier.
"Reg Teeney asked Burt to make them and
Burt called me up and said 'can you help?'" said Hawboldt. The two
quickly found a rhythm and soon found themselves making hundreds of
the specially formed concrete balls.
Structures recently completed an agreement with the Artificial Reef
Foundation and the two will work closely to help restore selective
Canadian aquatic ecosystems. The 500 lb. balls, which are three feet
across at the base and stand two-and-half feet high, are made from
an environmentally friendly blend of concrete and specifically
designed to provide habitat for marine life.
When Reg Teeney
and John Bell, in cooperation with the Town of Sidney, planned the
Bevan fishing pier, they commissioned the placement of reef balls
along its perimeter to rejuvenate the sealife near the shore. The
project was so successful that, in 1998, it was named the best Reef
Ball project in the world by the international Reef Ball
"We want to spread the word about what
artificial reefs can do," said Hawboldt. "Any municipality that is
doing major construction, any place there is a dock, the district or
community can implement a reef system into it."
Sidney is leading the way with its use of the reef balls around the
"It's a big draw for divers - the market could
be huge. Nova Scotia is an area we are looking at. There has been a
lot of damage to the water there, mainly mercury, even the lobster
industry has declined because of it - the ocean is so special, the
ecosystem is something we don't want to lose."
For more info
about reef balls please visit: http://www.reefballs.ca or
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