Tuesday, May 28, 2024 Blog · News

Out & About: Get involved with oyster reef restoration up and down the coast

by Emmi Palenbaum

South Carolina is home to an abundance of salt marsh ecosystems. It’s no secret these special waterways provide breathtaking views and much more, but if you look closer you’ll find thousands of ecosystem engineers at work: oysters. With their ability to filter water and protect the shoreline, oysters are vital to our way of life on the coast.

Support for this work is funded by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s National Coastal Resilience grant in which we were awarded with SCDNR and partners $1.2 million for oyster restoration in the Beaufort region. Read more about that award here.

We’re teaming up with partners up and down the coast to help restore oyster populations and reef structures. Check out all the opportunities this summer to get your hands dirty!

 

JUNE

June 4 – Reef build with SCORE Parris Island team (Beaufort, SC)

11:30 AM – 2:30 PM; Sign up here

June 5 – Reef build with SCORE Parris Island team (Beaufort, SC)

11:00 AM – 2:00 PM; Sign up here

June 6 – Reef build with SCORE Parris Island team (Beaufort, SC)

12:00 PM – 3:30 PM; Sign up here

*June 18 – Conservation League & SCDNR Oyster Build (Charleston, SC)

9:30 AM – 12:30 PM; Sign up here

June 25 – Fabrication with SCORE Parris Island team (Okatie, SC)

9:30 AM – 12:00 PM; Sign up here

1:00 PM – 3:30 PM; Sign up here

 

JULY

July 3 – Reef build with SCORE Parris Island team (Beaufort, SC)

11:00 AM – 2:00 PM; Sign up here

July 9 – Fabrication with SCORE Parris Island team (Okatie, SC)

9:30 AM – 12:00 PM; Sign up here

1:00 PM – 3:30 PM; Sign up here

*July 18 – Conservation League & SCDNR reef build (Beaufort, SC)

10:30 AM – 1:00 PM; Sign up here

July 29 – Reef build with SCORE Parris Island team (Beaufort, SC)

8:00 AM – 12:00 PM; Sign up here

July 31 – Reef build with SCORE Parris Island team (Beaufort, SC)

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM; Sign up here


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