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Corps to complete oyster reef in Elizabeth River

Wednesday - 7/11/2012, 8:05am  ET

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is ready to unveil an oyster reef in the Elizabeth River in front of Fort Norfolk.

The reef is set for completion on Thursday morning.

The project began last year and included placement of rocks and substrate and more than 150 bushels of donated shells.

It's an effort to restore the oyster population and improve the health of the Elizabeth River and the Chesapeake Bay.

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