Volunteers standing by oysters

Oyster Restoration - 2019 Baby Oyster Count CANCELLED

The Nature Conservancy & UNH Jackson Estuarine Labratory

ALL REMAINING EVENTS CANCELLED DUE TO SPAT CONDITIONS.

85 Adams Point Rd
Durham, NH 03824
United States

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Family-Friendly

Yes

High Adventure

No

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Outdoors

About the Event

Join us to help count baby oysters as part of a restoration project! We’ll have several small cages filled with oyster shells that have oyster spat (baby oysters) attached to them. These baby oysters are going to loving households around Great Bay for 2 months this summer where they will thrive and be protected from predators. We need your help to count and measure oyster spat from these cages to get an idea of the numbers of oysters per cage before delivery and again after pick up. Once we get the oysters back to the lab in late summer, we’ll need to count and measure them again. Eventually, these oysters will be placed on a carefully chosen restoration area in Great Bay.

What to bring

We will be working down on the dock in the sun or on a picnic table under an umbrella so be sure to dress accordingly, bring a snack and plenty of water. If you'd like to volunteer for a morning and afternoon shift on the same day, please bring a lunch. We’ll supply the gloves, calipers and bug spray and there are bathrooms available inside the building. Youth under 18 are welcome to join if accompanied by an adult.

Questions?

Contact Brianna Group at brianna.group@tnc.org or 603.659.2678 ext. 15..

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