Oyster Shell Bar Projects

Friday April 14

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9:00 AM  –  12:00 PM

Tampa Bay Watch is recruiting volunteers to build an oyster shell bar to restore 2D Island
The minimum age to participate is 15 years old. If you would like to volunteer with a group, please contact Rachel Arndt directly at rarndt@tampabaywatch.org.
The project involves shoveling fossilized shell into mesh bags, transporting the bags via boat and placing them on the shoreline to create a series of oyster bars. This project is an effort to restore lost habitat systems to the bay, prevent further erosion of the shoreline and improve water quality through natural biological filtration.
 to read more about the project and/or watch a video of a past oyster shell project.​
The project meeting location is Williams Park Boat Ramp, 9425 US Hwy 41 S, Riverview, FL 33578. The boat ramp is on the west side of US 41 (Tamiami Trail) where US 41 and the north side of the Alafia River intersect.
What to wear: Volunteers should wear
​ long sleeved shirts,​
 clothing they don't mind getting wet or dirty, closed toe shoes or water shoes, hat, sunscreen, bugspray and bring a water bottle. We will provide a large jug of ice water to refill your bottle. 
​Please bring your own work​
​if you have them​
​but we'll have used glove
on had if you don't.