Jul 12, 2013 12:42 PM by MELISSA CANONE
An artificial reef is being built in Vermilion Bay near Cypremort Point. The project is using about 10,000 tons of recycled cement and brick. Tonight at 5 and 6 KATC's Chris Welty will have more details on the project and why it's so special for an Acadiana family.
Coastal Conservation Association of Louisiana, Shell Oil Company, The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, D&L Salvage and Marine and Roadrock Recyclers began construction today on a much anticipated artificial reef in Vermilion Bay, to be named the "Leon and David Ortemond Reef." The project, conceived by CCA Louisiana's four Acadiana area chapters, honors Leon and David Ortemond, a father and son who perished in a boating accident in Iberia Parish in 2012.