One of about 175 concrete reef balls is lowered into the Magothy River as future oyster habitat. Image: Cheryl Costello

VIDEO: Magothy Oyster Reef Expansion Dedicated to Young Teen

A manmade oyster reef near the Magothy River’s popular boater hangout, Dobbin’s Island, more than doubled this past week.

175 massive concrete reef balls were hoisted by a bulkhead builder’s heavy-duty equipment and carefully lowered in place at the bottom of the river. The marine crew worked with conservation groups, young volunteers and even the Boy Scouts to build up the oyster reef that will help the Magothy to thrive.

Cheryl Costello explains, the reef balls were placed in the shape of an “N” as a special tribute to a young life tragically lost. Watch below: