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Public invited to oyster shell bagging event Saturday in Stuart

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The public is invited to participate in an oyster shell bagging event at Florida Oceanographic Society at 890 NE Ocean Blvd. in Stuart on Saturday at 9 a.m.

Volunteers will help fill hundreds of bags with 20-30 pounds of recycled oyster, clam and mussel shells as part of Martin County's Oyster Reef Restoration Project.

This phase of the project entails volunteers bagging and deploying oyster, clam and mussel shells collected from local restaurants to create inshore oyster reefs. New mangrove and other suitable shoreline plantings will also be placed inshore of some of the restored reefs, reducing shoreline erosion and resulting in less sediment deposits in the estuaries.

Additional oyster shell bagging events will be held on Oct. 8 and Nov. 12 from 9-11 a.m. For more information, visit www.oysterrestoration.com. or call The Oyster Reef Restoration Hotline at 772-221-1387.


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The Oyster Reef Restoration Project | 772-221-1387 | info@oysterrestoration.com

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