During the workshops, Scott Eglseder shared on the importance of oyster growing in the bay and surrounding areas, as well as the impact that oysters have in filtering those waters.
Additionally, Scott discussed two options for growing oysters with the workshop attendees. One was the Marylanders Grow Oysters cage that is funded by the state. The other is a float built and supplied by the Midshore Riverkeeper Conservancy, a local non-profit organization.
Also on hand for both workshops, was Tom Leigh who is the Miles-Wye RIVERKEEPER®. He graciously answered questions about growing oysters with the float and registered participants to grow their own oysters. Thanks so much Tom!
After all was said and done, we had 26 attendees in all, with a total of 9 floats and 29 cages ordered for the 2012-2013 growing season. Not too bad for a couple of days work!
July was a great month and we are excited to keep the momentum going. Keep an eye out for more events and workshops to come!
The Oyster Reef Recovery Initiative