Oyster bagging event set for April 30 near Roosevelt Bridge in Stuart


STUART — On April 30, 9 a.m. the public is invited to participate in an oyster bagging event starting at 9 a.m. at Britt Point, located on the north side of the old Roosevelt Bridge.

Volunteers will meet at the location, which is the Oyster Reef Restoration staging area, to fill hundreds of bags with 20 to 30 pounds of oyster cultch.

Oyster cultch is fossilized shell and limestone rock, which are hard materials designed to provide points of attachment for oysters.

The bagging event is part of the nearshore component of the Oyster Reef Restoration Project in collaboration with Florida Oceanographic Society. This phase of the project entails collecting used oyster, clam and mussel shells from local restaurants, which will be bagged by volunteers and used 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.

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

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