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Oyster Drillers Needed

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

OYSTER-DRILLWe’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 their important roles in the estuary, then help build new mats for the Shuck and Share project. We love empowering young people to make a difference , and the oyster recycling project is a great way for them to get involved in a true community effort.

What does this mean for you? We need some help getting the shells ready! We have a number of shell piles that are finally clean and ready for drilling, but young camper hands are much better at weaving zip ties than operating large drill presses….Can you spare some time to drill oyster shells for summer campers to attach onto mats? No experience necessary, and we provide all the safety equipment and training you’ll need. You must be at least 18 years of age.

MDC is open  from 9 am – 5 pm, 7 days a week. You can drill any time that fits your schedule best, for as long or short as you’d like. Please call 386-428-4828 and speak with Annie or Lisa, or e-mail Annie@marinediscoverycenter.org if you can help us drill shells. We are also happy to answer any questions about the Shuck and Share oyster recycling project.