Thursday, May 21, 2009

CCA Topwater Campaign - 5/21 ACTION

The South Carolina Chapter of the Coastal Conservation Association has an oyster habitat restoration project scheduled for today at Bennett's Point Landing on the Ashepoo River. CCA's Topwater Action Campaign will partner with SCDNR's SCORE program to recycle oyster shell and relocate them to specific areas. The new oyster beds will provide critical habitat for fish, shrimp, crabs and more while improving water quality with its erosion-buster effects. Volunteers can help by meeting at the location and be prepared to have fun and get muddy while putting the shells into position. Gloves, bug spray and lunch will all be provided. This is just the first of several such volunteer opportunities that stress "Habitat Today equals Fish for Tomorrow." To sign up call Holly Nettles at 843-953-9057

May 21 - Bennett's Point on Ashepoo River from 10 to 3
June 2 - Bears Bluff on Wadmalaw Island from 9:30 to 11:30
June 4 - Hunting Island, Russ Point Landing from 10:45 to 12:30
June 8 - Hobcaw Yacht Club, Mt. Pleaseant from 1:30 to 4:30
June 19 - Live oak Landing, Edisto Island from 10 to 12

Photos By SCDNR: Shows volunteers constructing and securing new oyster beds

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