Oyster reef ball construction

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Monday December 13

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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 fifteen years old. 

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

To best protect all staff and participants, we strongly encourage our volunteers to be vaccinated and face masks will be required. This project is limited to a maximum of twenty volunteers.