Oyster Reef Restoration
From May 10, 2014 8:00 am until May 10, 2014 12:00 pm Save to calendar
Posted by William Schrack
Categories: Texas (TX)
Since the start of this restoration project over 5 acres of oyster reef habitat has been restored throughout the Mission-Aransas Estuary using over 2,400 cubic yards of recycled oyster shells and crushed concrete. In the spring of 2013, volunteers participated in community shell-bagging events to add additional bags of shell to our educational reef in St. Charles Bay, adjacent to Goose Island State Park. Thanks to volunteers, over 1800 mesh bags were filled with approximately 5 gallons of shell each for a total of 40,000 lbs. of shell! These bags were then placed in the bay to create new oyster reef habitat. Join us this year to continue the project. Registration opens at 8:00 a.m. at the Goose Island State Park fishing pier. Volunteers will learn how to bag oyster shells for reef restoration and help in the placement of bags in our oyster reef.