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Restoration assessment on the way for Osborne Reef

by The 100 Companies

Gov. Ron DeSantis has signed legislation requiring a plan to be developed to fix one of the all-time mistakes in marine conservation: Osborne Reef, a tire dump off Fort Lauderdale.

Decades ago, some 2 million tires were lashed together with ropes and metal clips to serve as a makeshift home for marine life. It proved disastrous, as the assembly broke apart and scattered during storms, damaging nearby reefs and habitats.

Under a measure by Republican Sen. Bryan Ávila, the Department of Environmental Protection must assess the reef’s current condition, prior cleanup efforts and develop a comprehensive restoration plan by July 2024.

– Jesse Scheckner, Florida Politics

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