Join us with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources’ oyster team to build an oyster reef in Beaufort as part of our recently awarded National Fish and Wildlife Foundation grant. We will take a boat to our site location, so due to space limitations, this event is capped at 20 volunteers. If registration is full, please send me an email at [email protected] and I will put you on the waitlist. If you need to back out before the event, please let me know, so I can fill your spot. If there is a cancellation due to weather, you will be notified the evening before the event.
While oyster reef builds are a blast, they are very labor intensive. Volunteers should be capable of and enjoy working in soft pluff mud while lifting and passing up to 40-pound wire cages of oyster shell. Please anticipate getting muddy, wet, and being in the sun.
What to wear/bring:
– Closed-toe shoes. Rainboots/muck boots are recommended. If you don’t have boots, old sneakers will work. No sandals!
– Clothes you don’t mind getting muddy or stained
– Reusable water bottle—there will be a water cooler to refill.
– I recommend leaving a set of clean clothes in your car to change into after the build