You Can Be A CBF Oyster Gardener
Summer Workshops and Roundups
Have you wondered how you might get more involved with Lynnhaven River restoration? Oyster gardening may be just the opportunity that you have been looking for. It takes about an hour of time each month to keep your oyster bag clean and healthy and your baby oysters will help greatly to rebuild the oyster population in the Lynnhaven River.
More information about oyster gardening can be found on our website at www.LRNow.org/need-oyster-growers
or you can call our office at 757-962-5398.
If you would like to get started as on oyster gardener, plan to attend our Taylor Float workshop where you can build your own float and get all the equipment you will need. If you would rather not build a float, you can purchase an assembled float with all the equipment from LRNow for $100. You will also need to attend a CBF New Citizen Oyster Gardener Workshop where you will learn everything you will need to know about caring for your oysters over the next year. Pre-registration is required for both the LRNow Tayor Float workshop and the CBF New Citizen Gardener Workshop.
If you are already an oyster gardener, we thank you for your work during this past year caring for your oysters and look forward to seeing you at one of the Round-Ups this summer. Remember to pre-register for the CBF Round-Up so that you will be able to take home your new baby oysters that day.
Here are the dates and the registration information:
LRNow Taylor Float Workshop --
Thursday, July 26, 6-7:30 PM, at the LRNow office at 1608 Pleasure House Road, Suite 108. Cost for all supplies is $75.
CBF New Citizen Oyster Gardeners Workshop
Thursday, August 2, 6-7:30 PM at the Great Neck Rescue Squad on Bayne Drive
Thursday, September 6, 6-7:30 PM at Virginia Wesleyan College
Cost: $30 for your bag of 1000 baby oysters
CBF Oyster Round-Ups
Saturday, July 28, 9-11 AM
Saturday, September 8, 9-11 AM
Both are at First Landing State Park, 64th Street entrance, the Narrows
Cost: $30 for your bag of 1000 baby oysters.
If you have a dock and would be willing to let someone use it to do oyster gardening, please contact our office. We always have interested potential gardeners who do not have access to the water on their property.
The Oyster Gardening Project is offered in partnership with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.