Thursday, September 20, 2018
News Roundup

Restoring marine habitat with 36 tons of oyster shells

Tampa Bay Watch volunteers stacked 35-pound bags of oyster shells to form an oyster bar at Maximo Park this morning.

About 20 Tampa Bay Watch volunteers shoveled fossilized shell into mesh bags that were transported by boat to the project site. The team then placed the oyster shell bags on the shoreline to form a 300-foot long bar, which helps restore lost habitat systems to the bay, prevents further erosion of the shoreline and improves water quality.

The group expects to move about 36 tons of shells over the three-day project.

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Football player, band member, advanced student, girl: Pasco eighth-grader does it all well

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