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Shuck & Share Recycles Oysters from the Port Canaveral Seafood Fest

Mar 1st, 2016 | Category: Blogs, Indian River Lagoon News, Oyster Restoration News, Seeking Volunteers, Shoreline Restoration News
Shuck & Share Recycles Oysters from the Port Canaveral Seafood Fest

                                  This past weekend, Marine Discovery Center staff and volunteers partnered with Rusty’s Seafood and Oyster Bar at the Port Canaveral Seafood and Music Fest to recycle oyster shell and bring information about shoreline restoration to festival patrons.  The festival….

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Shuck and Share volunteers do it AGAIN!

Jan 9th, 2016 | Category: Blogs, Indian River Lagoon News, MDC News, Oyster Restoration News, Seeking Volunteers, Shoreline Restoration News
Shuck and Share volunteers do it AGAIN!

  Despite a gloomy and very foggy Saturday morning, volunteers gathered in the back oyster lot to spend their morning making oyster bags for Brevard Zoo out of oyster shells recycled from local restaurants.  New and old volunteers gathered to shovel, lift, and dump oyster shells into 1 meter long mesh bags that will be….

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Shuck and Share volunteers break an MDC bagging record

Jan 5th, 2016 | Category: Indian River Lagoon News, MDC News, Oyster Restoration News, Seeking Volunteers, Shoreline Restoration News
Shuck and Share volunteers break an MDC bagging record

Last month, new and seasoned Marine Discovery Center volunteers gathered to create oyster bags that will be used in shoreline restoration around the state with Brevard Zoo, Univeristy of Central Florida, and St. John’s Water Management District.       the volunteers, made up of MDC restoration volunteers, as well as students and families looking….

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Volunteers work together to bag oysters on a hot Saturday morning

Nov 7th, 2015 | Category: Oyster Restoration News, Seeking Volunteers, Shoreline Restoration News
Volunteers work together to bag oysters on a hot Saturday morning

“In the end we will conserve only what we love; we will love only what we understand; and we will understand only what we are taught.” (Baba Dioum, 1968.) This morning 12 volunteers, many of them new to Marine Discovery Center, met in the back oyster lot to bag oyster shells in the surprisingly hot November….

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Oyster Mat Madness!

Mar 10th, 2015 | Category: Blogs, Indian River Lagoon News, MDC News, Oyster Restoration News, Seeking Volunteers, Shoreline Restoration News
Oyster Mat Madness!

Last week our oyster restoration team visited University High School to work with students from freshman to junior years. The classes made an average of 15 mats in one hour for a total of 64 mats by the end of the morning. The students learned about MDC’s restoration efforts in the Indian River Lagoon, the….

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Oyster Bagging Record Broken…. AGAIN!

Feb 24th, 2015 | Category: Indian River Lagoon News, MDC News, Oyster Restoration News, Seeking Volunteers, Shoreline Restoration News
Oyster Bagging Record Broken.... AGAIN!

This past Saturday morning at 9am eleven MDC volunteers joined staff and volunteers from Brevard Zoo to bag up piles of oyster shells collected from over a dozen local seafood restaurants. The volunteers moved over 15,000 pounds of shells in a three hour period and created 530 oyster bags, 400 of which will be used….

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Ringing in the new year with oyster mat making

Jan 5th, 2015 | Category: Blogs, Oyster Restoration News, Seeking Volunteers, Shoreline Restoration News
Ringing in the new year with oyster mat making

On Saturday morning 20 volunteers met under the Marine Discovery Center pavilion to create oyster mats using recycled oyster shells from local restaurants participating in the Shuck and Share program. Over the course of 2 hours the volunteers and staff created 91 oyster mats. 2015 is going to be a big year for shoreline restoration….

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Oyster Drillers Needed

Jun 5th, 2014 | Category: Blogs, MDC News, Oyster Restoration News, Seeking Volunteers, Shoreline Restoration News
Oyster Drillers Needed

We’re busy getting ready for one of the most exciting times of the year at MDC – Summer Camp!! Our fabulous Camp Directors have requested that the older campers get involved in the oyster recycling project by making mats during their week of activities here. The students will learn about the life-cycle of oysters and….

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CLEAN UP ACROSS THE LAGOON

May 6th, 2014 | Category: Announcements, MDC News, Seeking Volunteers
CLEAN UP ACROSS THE LAGOON

Come lend a hand as we CLEAN UP ACROSS THE LAGOON with our friends at Surfrider- Volusia/Flagler Chapter. We’ll be conducting shoreline cleanups in the lagoon while Surfrider cleans up the beach 4 times per year to address trash problems in our area. The next of these events is SATURDAY, MAY 17th from 10am – 12pm…..

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Oyster Brigade

Apr 15th, 2014 | Category: Blogs, Oyster Restoration News, Seeking Volunteers, Shoreline Restoration News
Oyster Brigade

The oyster shells are rolling in with the help of WastePro USA and a dedicated crew of volunteers. WastePro has committed to transporting shell from our three largest contributors using a  truck newly outfitted with a lift gate. The Marine Discovery Center will pick up shells from the other seven participating restaurants.  Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission….

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