The 2019 Oyster Pick Up was held on Friday, May 31. All 68 of our volunteers met at founding sponsor’s, Eglseder Wealth Management Group Inc., office on Commerce Drive in Easton to sign in, get their pre-printed routes and some coffee and donuts. Once they had “fueled up” and picked their bagged lunches they headed out to the more than 300 hundred houses caring for oysters.
The weather was pleasantly perfect: sunny and warm with a lovely breeze. Once the volunteers had finished their routes, they brought the 460 buckets back to Easton Point Marina where we loaded them onto a boat captained by waterman Robert Crow. This was Mr. Crow’s second year helping plant oysters. We filled his boat twice to make runs out to the state-sponsored sanctuary on the Miles River.
We were able to retrieve nearly 1,000 cages worth of oysters, get them loaded on the boat and planted by 3:00 pm!! This would never have been possible without all of our fabulous volunteers! Without them, there would not be an Oysters for the Bay. To thank them, we will be having our annual Oyster Social on Thursday, June 13, 2019. Thank you for growing oysters with us and thank you for volunteering to help get them planted in the Bay!