Thursday, October 28, 2010
Volunteers Needed November 7 for Placing Oysters-- Data-- Beer!
Volunteers needed for oyster placement on the afternoon of November 7th!
We have managed through our logistics and have scheduled Sunday November 7 for placing our oysters. We will meet at the Constitution Marina in
and will need volunteers for physically moving the oysters and for measurement. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can make it. If you are a diver and not in contact with Mat, please respond to me and I will put you in touch with him. Refreshments, gloves, souvenir t-shirts and tools will be provided. We also send a special Thank you to Constellation Energy for providing a $5000 grant toward this placement. Charlestown
Data from successful
Dorchester Oyster Pilot posted on slideshare.net.
We posted a PowerPoint with the results of a pilot study run at Dorchester Yacht Club in
. This location is not far from the landmark artistically painted Gas Tank and adjacent to the South East Expressway. Below is one of the more important slides illustrating that the average oyster length grew from 43 millimeters to 74 millimeters. Click PowerPoint to pull it up. We will be presenting this and other information at the International Conference on Shellfish Restoration in Malibu Bay in November and the Northeast Aquaculture Conference in Plymouth Mass in December. Charleston South Carolina
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Meetings, Meetings, Meetings
We continue to network with various environmental groups seeking both political support and opportunities to work together. We are excited about an upcoming meeting with the Nature Conservancy as they have been active in oyster restoration in other areas of the country. We also will be attending the Boston Harbor Sea Level Rise Forum on November 9th & 10th. The Forum is free and open to the public, reservations required. To register, please click on the links below:
Web Development Support needed.
Our web-site could use a few updates including adding an online petition page and links to our data. A volunteer who has the skills and a few hours would get the hero treatment.
You asked for it. You got it! More Beer!
We will be hosting a tasting at the Harpoon Brewery in the next few months. We are seeking to nail down a date in the near term.