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Become an Oyster Gardener!

Tuesday, July 25, 2023

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT

In Person

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CBF teaches new oyster gardeners everything they need to know to get their new charges off to a healthy start. KENNY FLETCHER/CBF STAFF

The world is your oyster! 

Did you know oysters are the Chesapeake Bay’s best natural filters? They also provide essential habitat for fish and other Bay creatures.

Come learn how to be an “adopted parent” to oysters as The Mariners’ Museum and Park proudly partners with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation to host an Oyster Gardening Seminar. 

This seminar will give people of all ages the opportunity and knowledge to grow oysters alongside a dock, community pier, marina, or a waterfront business. Once grown, the adult oysters are returned to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation for planting on sanctuary reefs.

Join a community of over 300 Virginians who are helping to clean up the water by becoming a volunteer oyster gardener. It’s a low-maintenance and fun family activity. Plus, oysters are the easiest pets you’ll ever own!

For more information and to sign up:
(757) 644-4125

Registration is required. Cost is $35 per person.
The seminar is a tax deductible donation of $35, which includes the cost of oyster larvae.

For more information about oyster gardening or to
register for the seminar, visit the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.

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