Kenny Chesney to help build reefs in St. Johns River

Downtown Jacksonville is in view from the selected river reef site locations. (Coastal Conservation Association Florida)
Downtown Jacksonville is in view from the selected river reef site locations. (Coastal Conservation Association Florida)
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Updated: 10/27/2013 9:34 am
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Nature lover and country music singer Kenny Chesney recently partnered with the Coastal Conservation Association to help build two man-made reefs in St. John's River near the Fuller Warren Bridge. 

The reefs are expected improve the habitat and the fishing near downtown. 

Chesney donated money made from the sales of his custom sunglasses to help complete the project. 

Chesney says, "When you can have a hand in stewarding the health of the ocean you're ensuring the survival of something very necessary for all of us...The ecological balance is very delicate, especially in Florida, so I am honored to help them achieve this goal." 

The reefs will be composed of more than 30,000 cubic feet of concrete rubble and measure roughly 200 feet by 200 feet, according to Chesney's website. 

Jacksonville University intends to study the reefs over the next two years to gauge the impact of the reefs on the surrounding area. 

No word on when construction of the reefs will be complete.
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Fred Thompson - 10/27/2013 10:00 PM
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The health of our marine life' River Health! thats what i wonder of!!
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