THIS WEEK: Save the Bay, Help Build an Oyster Reef

The Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance invites volunteers to participate in Operation Restoration, a collaborative effort between the alliance and community volunteers to restore degraded shorelines in Choctawhatchee Bay by constructing oyster reefs made from recycled and fossilized oyster shell.

These reefs help to reduce erosion, provide habitat for marine life and improve overall water quality in the Bay.

Volunteers should report to the utility barn at the Northwest Florida State College – South Walton Center in Santa Rosa Beach.

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The following volunteer opportunities are available:

Bag & Build
Volunteers will be bagging recycled and fossilized oyster shell into mesh bags, then transporting the bagged shell to a restoration site to build an oyster reef!
Dates: March 19
Time: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Bag Oyster Shell
Volunteers will be bagging recycled and fossilized oyster shell to be used to construct oyster reefs.
Dates: March 28, 30 & 31
Time: 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Build an Oyster Reef
Volunteers will transport bagged shell to a restoration site and then construct an oyster reef
Dates: March 28, 30 & 31
Time: 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.

For more info on Operation Restoration, visit the Basin Alliance website.

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