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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

IMG_20150103_094222090_HDROn 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 and the bags and mats created by our wonderful volunteers are a large part of what we do. Many bags will be making their way to Brevard county for deployment during the spring, while others will stay local to rebuild the shorelines and estuaries in Volusia county. Volunteers are needed for bag deployment as well as bag and mat making.

Our next mat making event will be held on Saturday, 1/17 from 9-12. Please contact Jessy@marinediscoverycenter.org for more information. IMG_20150103_094315172