We have filed for a grant from the Massachusetts Environmental Trust to increase the program. Those funds would be destined for operations, funding shell collection and distribution. We also are exploring fundraising options for our own truck that we could man. We thank those area restaurants who wrote letters of support. It was great to have the support of Jasper White's Summer Shack chain.
|Oyster restoration supporter and great restaurant.|
We recycled over 500 shells from our recent event at the Boston Athenaeum in which Maine oyster farmer Abigail Carrol and wine entrepreneur Berlin Kelly both spoke eloquently.
|Abigail Carroll told of Nonesuch Oysters|
|Berlin told the Proud Pour story- wines with a cause.|
|Langham Hotel Chef being interviewed by TVTokyo on Oyster Shell Recycling- Sadly, his piece did not make the final cut.|
We also have received inquiries from interested participants in the Berkshires and North Reading. This is exciting and we are honored by this interest. However, it creates logistic challenges of pick-ups or potentially finding local storage.