Oyster Shell Projects in April

 

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Photo: Tampa Bay Watch

Tampa Bay Watch and volunteers will be building an oyster shell bar to restore the shoreline of MacDill Air Force Base on Wednesday, April 1 and Thursday, April 2.  The group also is recruiting volunteers to help build an oyster shell bar to restore the shoreline of McKay Bay on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 9 – April 11th.  Volunteers, 15 years or older are needed for the April 9th weekend project.  If you can help, register online with Tampa Bay Watch.org.

The oyster shell projects involve shoveling the fossil shells into mesh bags, driving them to the project site and placing the 30-pound oyster shell bags onto the shoreline to create a series of oyster bars to restore lost habitat systems to the bay, prevent erosion and improve water quality.

For volunteer registration, go to http://www.tampabay.WaterAtlas.org. Click on “Upcoming Events” and register for the date and event you wish to volunteer. For more information about the oyster shell bar projects, contact Rachel at rarndt@tampabaywatch.org or call 727-867-8166, ext. 233.

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