Monday, October 8, 2012

Help Build an Oyster Shell Bar!

Thursday, October 11 and Friday, October 12; 9am-noon at Schultz Nature Preserve

Tampa Bay Watch is recruiting volunteers to create an oyster shell bar on the shoreline of Schultz Nature Preserve. We will meet at Williams Park Boat Ramp, 8749 U.S. 41, Riverview, FL 33578. The boat ramp is on the west side of US 41 (Tamiami Trail) where US 41 and the north side of the Alafia River intersect. This project is in partnership with Coastal Conservation Association – Tampa Chapter. It involves shoveling fossilized oyster shells into mesh bags, transporting the bags via boat and placing oyster shell bags on the shoreline to create a series of oyster bars. This project is an effort to restore lost habitat systems to the bay, prevent further erosion of the shoreline and improve water quality through natural biological filtration. Registration is required.

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