What it takes to create the Imagination Reef?
Contribute to the creation of the Imagination Reef
Select from a variety of materials and sizes.
two and three feet
Coral Rock Boulders
Florida Ancient Coral Blocks
2’X 5’x 5’
Marine Structural Piling
Florida Ancient Coral Rock
Florida Ancient Dry Rock is also known as Coral Rock, Ancient Coral, or Florida Limestone. Coral rock is the material that Florida is literally built upon. It is also a natural product used for reef-building in Aquaculture efforts in South Florida and the Florida Keys. This limestone is the industry standard for reef-building.
Ancient Coral Rock Boulders
The fastest way to create what would look like a natural reef is to start with giant boulders of ancient coral rock. After all, it was the beginning of our reefs long ago.
Concrete Marine Piling
The marine piling needed for the completion of the Imagination is over 10,000 linear feet of material. Installation of the piling requires a tremendous amount of physical labor to form the outline of the words “PROTECT THE OCEANS and SAVE OUR REEFS.”
In addition to outlining all of the letters in the Project, the piling will serve as anchoring locations for supporting the individual placement of coral trees. These coral trees will line the piling while serving as valuable eco-laboratories for our marine biologists.
Live Rock Seeding
Adding Live Rock to the Imagination Reef
We are seeking approval from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission to allow us to seed the Dry Rock boulder areas with Live Rock from the Reef Builders offshore Aquaculture sites in Islamorada, Florida. Currently, they are in a protective position to prevent the spreading of the coral disease endemic in the Florida Keys. It is expected that this will pass in time. Should our request be granted, it is our intention to seed the Dry Rock in the Project with the 20-year-old cultured Live Rock to accelerate the development of the reef. Seeding Imagination Reef with Live Rock will dramatically accelerate the time it takes to cover the Project with marine growth.
Other Structures and Naming Opportunities
FOR CORPORATE SPONSORS
There are ten massive Monuments available for corporate sponsorship. These are custom creations, in honor of some of humanity’s greatest oceanic heroes. Ask about how you can sponsor these larger-than-life testaments to marine preservation. Has your organization given back? Please consider the project.