Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Daniel Island - CCA Oyster Restoration

CCA called on its members and on volunteers from the public to come on down to the water's edge and splash around a bit on 6/16 while helping to restore vital oyster habitat. The Topwater Action Coordinator is Gary Keisler and he can be reached at 843-696-6724. This action partners with the SCDNR's own restoration plans, with workers meeting at 101 River Landing Road at 1 pm and doing outside muddy work until 5 pm. Shoes are recommended as opposed to open-toe Crocs and flops, with gloves and drinks being provided. Why do CCE members give of their time? Oysters improve water quality, help combat erosion, and provide critical habitat to shrimp and crabs, which in return attract the gamefish that recreational anglers love to target. Volunteers put out 400 bags of oysters, and the Daniel island project is set to put out even more oyster shell bags over the summer of 2010.

To view past blog entries on the CCA Topwater Action Campaign click here.

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