$1 Million Artificial Reef to Enhance Texas Coastal Marine Habitat

“Keeping it Wild” reef near Port O’Connor to be largest in Texas waters

Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation (TPWF) and Coastal Conservation Association Texas are partnering with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to create the largest artificial reef ever placed in Texas waters. The 381-acre reef will be positioned six miles offshore from the Port O’Connor jetties and Matagorda Island.

The project is being funded through TPWF’s fundraising effort Keeping it Wild: The Campaign for Texas. Private dollars raised by Coastal Conservation Association’s Building Conservation Trust and donated to TPWF for the campaign will be leveraged with state dollars from the department’s Texas Artificial Reef Program and funds from Shell Oil Company through Coastal Conservation Association’s national habitat program.

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