New Mooring Buoys Installed in Biscayne National Park

mooring buoys at Fowey Rocks lighthouse
One of the new mooring buoys recently installed at the Fowey Rocks lighthouse

Ana Zangroniz

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News Release Date: July 19, 2017

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HOMESTEAD, Fla. --- Six new mooring buoys were installed around the Fowey Rocks lighthouse in the northeast corner of Biscayne National Park. These buoys will help visitors to secure boats and enjoy park recreational activities, and also protect reefs from anchoring damage.
 
“The new mooring buoys make it easier for visitors to explore and enjoy the wonders of the park,” said Superintendent Margaret L. Goodro. “They are part of our ongoing efforts to provide increased recreational opportunities and protect resources.”
 
An experienced and dedicated team of National Park Service employees and volunteers installed the six mooring buoys at Fowey Rocks. The work included setting cement, drilling holes and installing pins, moorings and tackle. Mooring buoys help preserve the fragile coral reef ecosystem of the park by preventing anchors, ropes and chains from striking and damaging coral. They also provide a convenient way to secure boats. Mooring buoys are located at popular reefs in the park. For mooring buoy locations, please see the following link www.nps.gov/bisc/planyourvisit/mooring-buoys.htm.
 
For more information about Biscayne National Park visit nps.gov/bisc or follow the park on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram at “biscaynenps.”
 
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Last updated: July 19, 2017

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