Friday, June 14, 2013

Oyster Restoration Tour Wellfleet Tuesday June 18th 1:00 pm

Come join Mass Oyster as we get a tour of a zone loaded with millions of oysters in Wellfleet Harbor. This zone has been created to investigate the potential of oysters if they are fostered and allowed to grow. A practically barren area has been covered with tons of shell. To that shell over the ensuing two years millions of naturally occurring oyster spat have settled upon it and grown at a healthy pace.

Mass Oyster has supported this effort financially, with recycled shell, and this year by funding a student intern working on the project. 

Curt Felix will provide an overview and then we will have an opportunity to walk through the site. He will talk about the history of the project as well as its impact on water quality and biodiversity. The bulk of the talk will be on the Pier. But if you want to get a closer look, be prepared with shoes that can stand up to walking through 3-4 inches of mud.

curt felix oyster restoration
Curt Felix loading oyster shells onto a barge.

We will meet at the project sign across from the Harbormaster's Office at the town pier at 1:00. All are welcome- let us know you are going by emailing here...

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