Artificial Reef Planned off Harwich, Old High School to Provide Materials

ReefHARWICH – A new artificial reef could soon be coming to the waters just off Saquatucket Harbor in Harwich.

Town officials are trying to build a reef to increase fish habitats in the area, and they plan on using concrete from the old Harwich High School to help build the reef.

“The town saw an opportunity to reuse something and it’s gotten a really positive response from the community to reuse part of a school that was so near and dear to everybody’s hearts,” said Harwich Conservation Administrator Amy Usowski.

The town is in the process of securing grants for the project, which is expected to cost about $250,000.

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