- Organization: South River Federation
- Causes: Animals, Environmental
- Date(s): Year Round
- Contact person: Jennifer Carr
- Phone: 410-224-3802
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: www.southriverfederation.net
We are sending out an SOS to “Save Oyster Shells!” Thanks to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF), the South River Federation now has our very own oyster collection station to make oyster shell recycling easier for our community. Next time you eat some delicious Chesapeake Bay oysters, don’t throw away the shells! Stop by our office complex located near Yellowfin Restaurant and recycle your shells. Simply place your used dead oyster shells into the baskets and encourage your friends to do the same.
The photos show the collection location. Please note, the collection station is located near the main entrance to the Yellowfin/Oak Grove complex and is not near the entrance to our office.
What is the “Save the Shell program?” The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) coordinates a partnership between restaurants, communities, and organizations like the Federation to recycle oyster shell. The shell will then be used in oyster restoration. When oysters are in the larval stage, they are free floating. Before they can become spat and eventually oysters, they must attach themselves to hard surfaces, preferably other oyster shells. This program helps CBF to collect the shells needed for their restoration efforts.
Looking for volunteer opportunities? Volunteers are needed to drive the filled oyster baskets down to Shady Side, MD as needed. Email Jennifer at email@example.com if interested.
A special thank you to Oak Grove Marina for allowing us to keep the collection baskets on their property!