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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

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MDC volunteer Roger shows off the Shuck & Share poster.

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 spanned the entire weekend and featured food from local restaurants and food trucks, as well as music acts from The Dirty Heads, Clint Black, and The Wailers. 

MDC volunteers spent the days speaking to some of the expected 50,000 visitors about the importance of recycling their oyster shells, and the importance of shoreline restoration along Florida’s east coast.

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Rusty’s staff were on shucking duty all weekend.

The recycled shell from the event will be used in restoration projects around Volusia and Brevard County. Volunteers will turn the recycled shells into oyster bags to help protect the shoreline from erosion. 

For more information on the Shuck and Share Oyster Recycling Project please contact Jessy (jessy@marinediscoverycenter.org). 

The Marine Discovery Center holds open bag making workshops every first Saturday of the month. Check out our calendar for more information! 

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Festival patrons enjoying their oysters on the half shell.