Shell Shaking

Friday, August 9, 2019
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
CBF's Maryland Oyster Restoration Center
4800 Atwell Road
Shady Side, MD 20764


Come help the CBF Oyster Restoration crew prepare oyster shells for the upcoming restoration season!

"Shell shaking" involves cleaning oyster shells by shaking off the dirt and debris so baby oysters can successfully grow on them. This is critical in our oyster restoration efforts, as without cleaning the oyster shells, we could potentially lose millions of healthy larvae as they attach to debris, rather than the shell, and are later washed out into the silt.

This event is a bit of a workout, but a fun hands-on experience. With lifting involved, it is not recommended for individuals with a bad back or other health concerns. Water will be provided, but please wear closed-toe shoes and bring a water bottle for refills. Participants under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

[If you have difficulty with the registration form, please send an email to with your name, address, phone, and number of attendees and we'll get your registered asap!]

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