For residents interested in Lynnhaven River restoration, oyster gardening may be worth looking into. It takes about an hour of time each month to keep oyster bags clean and healthy and growing oysters is a simple but effective way to improve the Lynnhaven River.
o get started as on oyster gardener, LRNOw offers a Taylor Float workshop where participants can build their own float and get all the equipment needed. Alternatively, gardeners can purchase an assembled float with all the equipment from LRNow for $100.
Participants also need to attend a New Citizen Oyster Gardener Workshop where they will learn about caring for oysters over the next year. Pre-registration is required for both the Tayor Float workshop and the New Citizen Gardener Workshop.
More information about oyster gardening can be found at www.LRNow.org/need-oyster-growers or by calling 757-962-5398.
Taylor Float Workshop
Thursday, July 26, 6-7:30 PM, at the LRNow office at 1608 Pleasure House Road, Suite 108. Cost for all supplies is $75.
To register call 757-962-5398 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
New Citizen Oyster Gardeners Workshop
Thursday, August 2, 6-7:30 PM at the Great Neck Rescue Squad on Bayne Drive
Thursday, September 6, 6-7:30 PM at Virginia Wesleyan College
Cost: $30 for your bag of 1000 baby oysters
Pre-registration required with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation at www.cbf.org/virginiaoysters or call 757-622-1964.
Saturday, July 28, 9-11 AM
Saturday, September 8, 9-11 AM
Both are at First Landing State Park, 64th Street entrance, the Narrows
Be sure to pre-register with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation at www.cbf.org/virginiaoysters or call 757-622-1964.
Cost: $30 for your bag of 1000 baby oysters.
The Oyster Gardening Project is offered in partnership with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation