Shady Side 1 Oyster Gardening Spat Return

Thursday, July 16, 2020
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
CBF's Maryland Oyster Restoration Center
4800 Atwell Road
Shady Side, MD 20764


It's that time of the year again! Please return your oysters to us so we can transfer them onto a nearby sanctuary reef. Your oysters have reached adulthood by now and thanks to your hard work, are ready to head off to a new world. Transferring these oysters onto a sanctuary reef now affords the best opportunity for your oysters to spawn and help contribute to our native oyster population this year.

We ask that you please return your oysters to us in a reusable container... a bucket, a trash can, an old tub... whatever you have to get them from your garden to the return location. We will provide bushel baskets to transfer your oysters into so you can take your container home and use it again in the fall to pick up fresh spat and restock your cages. 

It's important that your oysters go out to a reef near the location they have been growing, so please return them to an event relatively close to your garden so we can make sure we get them to the right spot. Thanks for all of your hard work and dedication taking care of the little fellas over the fall, winter, and spring months! Thanks to you, these oysters are ready to join the reef and contribute all they have to offer to the greater health of the Chesapeake Bay.

Participants are asked to wear masks and social distancing procedures will be in place.

For questions, please contact or 443-482-2065.

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