Andrew “Red” Harris was a promising young man and lifelong Jupiter resident. He loved diving and fishing in the ocean waters off northern Palm Beach County. Tragically, Andrew was struck by a boat while saving a friend’s life snorkeling June 8, 2014. His family and friends formed the Andrew “Red” Harris Foundation to honor his memory and assure he is not forgotten. They believe helping to insure the long-term health and vibrancy of our local ocean by building artificial reefs in the waters where he loved to dive and fish off northern Palm Beach County is the best way to do so.
O’Hare worked with the Foundation to develop and build the 40 sculpted reef modules deployed east of the Jupiter Lighthouse in Jupiter Florida in 2015. More than 75 kinds of fish swim on the reef, turtles visit to rest and use the reef as a cleaning station, dozens of sea plant species are growing and corals and other attaching organisms are now making this reef their home.