Oyster Reef Ball Construction

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Wednesday March 22

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9:00 AM  –  12:00 PM


Tampa Bay Watch is recruiting volunteers to build oyster reef balls at Tampa Bay Watch Marine Education Center, 3000 Pinellas Bayway South, Tierra Verde, FL 33715. The minimum age to participate in sixteen years old. If you would like to volunteer with a group, please contact Rachel Arndt directly at rarndt@tampabaywatch.org.

The project involves pouring marine friendly concrete into a fiberglass mold to create oyster reef balls and taking apart the molds that were previously poured. These reef balls will be installed at a later date to stabilize shorelines and prevent erosion while creating habitat similar to natural oyster communities found along shoreline areas throughout Tampa Bay. 

Click here to visit our webpage to learn more about reef balls