Oyster shell bagging volunteers needed

January 7, 2016

oystershellbaggingThe Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance is seeking volunteers to help bag and build oyster reefs. The project will be from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. The bagging will be held at the South Walton NWFSC Center, 109 Greenway Trail, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Friday, January 15, 2016
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Thursday, January 21, 2016
Thursday, January 28, 2016

What to bring/wear: Wear clothes and close-toed shoes that you don’t mind getting dirty. Bring sunscreen, snacks, a water bottle and a hat. Water and gloves will be provided.

What you will do: You will be bagging fossilized or recycled oyster shell for use in future oyster reefs throughout the Choctawhatchee Bay. These oyster reefs are constructed to reduce shoreline erosion and provide habitat for countless fish and invertebrates.

Please RSVP for any of these dates to:

Rachel Gwin at Gwinr@nwfsc.edu.