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Oyster cultch to be bagged May 14 in Flagler Park

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STUART — On Saturday, May 14, at 9 a.m. the public is invited to participate in an oyster deployment event at Flagler Park in Stuart.

Volunteers will deploy hundreds of bags filled with oyster cultch (fossilized shell and limestone rock, which are hard materials designed to provide points of attachment for oysters) into the river. The deployment event is the final step in a volunteer effort that took place during April where close to 100 volunteers filled more than 1,700 bags with 20-30 pounds of oyster cultch in preparation for deployment into the river.

This effort 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 that will be bagged by volunteers and used to create inshore oyster reefs.

For more information, contact 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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