Oyster Deliveries 2017

  Oyster Deliveries this year were the largest we have ever performed. Last year we had 322 oyster growers and this year we grew to include 386 growers. Those growers signed up to raise 1,022 cages of oyster spat. Our Program Coordinator, Kelsey Spiker, stepped...

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6th Annual Oyster Social June 2017

The 6th Annual Oyster Social was held on June 15th at the business location of founding sponsor, Scott Eglseder. It was a beautiful summer evening where a meal and cocktails were served to guests who were invited to come, socialize and celebrate the success of their...

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2017 Oyster Pick Up & Osprey Collision!

The 2017 Oyster Pick Up took place on June 2, 2017. We were assisted by 55 wonderful volunteers, who met at the offices of our founding sponsor, Eglseder Wealth Management Group, Inc. at 8 a.m. At this staging ground, volunteers received their driving routes, buckets...

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Oyster Cage Maintenance 5-8-17 to 5-14-17

Less than THREE weeks until the Oyster Pick-up! There was a good deal of fouling growth on my cages this past week. Here is what I did: Actively dunk each cage up and down in the water to remove accumulated silt and sediment. Leave the cages on the dock for about 90...

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Oyster Cage Maintenance 4-24-17 to 4-30-17

Oh what a difference a week makes! When I did my cage maintenance on Sunday, I was amazed at how much fouling had occurred since last week. In just a week, the rate of fouling had nearly doubled! Here’s what I did and recommend that you do this week: Actively dunk...

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Oyster Cage Maintenance 4-10-17 to 4-23-17

Water temperatures are rising….. …..and with that has arrived the increased growth of fouling organisms on the cages. In the past two weeks, there was more accumulated growth on my cages than the prior three weeks combined! There was also quite a bit of silt and...

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Oyster Cage Maintenance 4-3-17 to 4-9-17

When I checked my cages on Sunday, I was pleased to see that while my oysters had grown a bit over the past two weeks, there was only modest growth of fouling organisms on my cages. As the water continues to warm, the degree of fouling growth will accelerate rapidly,...

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Oyster Cage Maintenance 3-26-17 to 4-2-17

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure! As we mentioned in our last maintenance letter back in December, we promised to begin sending these letters out again in the Spring as the water temperatures began to rise. Routine maintenance of your cages will help to...

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Oyster Cage 2016 Year-End Maintenance

It’s time to put your oysters to bed for the winter! There are just a few things you need to do to put your oysters to bed for the winter. Give them one last good dunking up and down to wash off any accumulated silt and sediment that may have accumulated over the last...

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