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Oyster shell recycling

Five members of the Middle Peninsula Master Naturalist Chapter volunteered on Nov. 30 for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s Oyster Shell Recycling Program at the VIMS Boat Basin at Gloucester Point. Members from the Historic Rivers Master Naturalist Chapter (Williamsburg area) also participated in the three-hour project. More than 100 bushels of oyster shell from area restaurants were washed and bagged to be stored until May when the bags will be placed in tanks for the oyster larvae to attach to the cleaned oyster shells. Once the spat are large enough the bags will be planted on a sanctuary reef in the Chesapeake Bay. Chapter members taking part included, from left, Henry Thompson, Rose Sullivan, Susan Crockett, Bill Blair and John Powell. ...

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