We are sending out an SOS to “Save Oyster Shells!”
Thanks to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF), we at the South River Federation now have our very own oyster-collection station to make oyster-shell recycling easier for our community.
Next time you eat some delicious Chesapeake Bay oysters, don’t throw away the shells! Stop by our office complex located near Yellowfin Restaurant and recycle your shells.
Simply place your used dead oyster shells into the baskets and encourage your friends to do the same.
What is the “Save the Shell program?”
CBF coordinates a partnership between restaurants, communities, and organizations like the federation to recycle oyster shells. The shell will then be used in oyster restoration.
When oysters are in the larval stage, they are free floating. Before they can become spat and eventually oysters, they must attach themselves to hard surfaces, preferably other oyster shells. This program helps to collect the shells needed for restoration efforts.
Looking for volunteer opportunities? Volunteers are needed to drive the filled oyster baskets down to Shady Side, MD as needed. Email Jennifer at email@example.com if interested.
A special thank you to Oak Grove Marina for allowing us to keep the collection baskets on their property!