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    Neil Taylor
    Neil Taylor
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    Build domes with us in April
    Specified weekday mornings from 9am – noon
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    We are recruiting 10-20 hard-working volunteers to help build oyster domes at our Marine Center, 3000 Pinellas Bayway South in Tierra Verde. The project takes place on specified weekday mornings from 9 am until noon. The minimum age to participate in this project is 16 years old.

    The project involves pouring marine-friendly concrete into fiberglass molds to create oyster domes and taking apart the molds that were previously poured. Oyster communities help stabilize shorelines, provide hard bottom habitats for fish and wildlife resources and promote water quality improvements in the Tampa Bay ecosystem.

    Learn more about the oyster dome program here.

    Click on date to register for this project: Tuesday, April 11, Thursday, April 13, Wednesday, April 19, Tuesday, April 25, & Thursday, April 27
    Help restore McKay Bay
    April & May oyster shell projects

    Tampa Bay Watch is recruiting volunteers to install an oyster shell bar to restore McKay Bay. The project involves shoveling fossilized shell into mesh bags, transporting the bags via boat and placing oyster shell bags on the shoreline to create a series of oyster bars. It is pretty physical labor with oyster shell bags weighing around 30 pounds each, therefore the miminum age to participate is 15 years old.

    It is an effort to restore lost habitat systems to the bay, prevent further erosion of the shoreline and improve water quality through natural biological filtration. Click here to read more about the project and/or watch a video of a past oyster shell project.​​

    The meeting location is Desoto Park, 2617 Corrine St.,Tampa, ​FL 33605. ​The park is in Hillsborough County near Ikea of Tampa.

    Click on date to register for this project: April 6, April 20 & May 13. We’ve already recruited enough volunteers for April 7, 8, & 21.

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    ntaylor
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    ntaylor
    ntaylor
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    Build domes with us!
    Specified weekday mornings from 9am – noon
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    We are recruiting 10-20 hard-working volunteers to help build oyster domes at our Marine Center, 3000 Pinellas Bayway South in Tierra Verde. The project takes place on specified weekday mornings from 9 am until noon. The minimum age to participate in this project is 16 years old.

    The project involves pouring marine-friendly concrete into fiberglass molds to create oyster domes and taking apart the molds that were previously poured. Oyster communities help stabilize shorelines, provide hard bottom habitats for fish and wildlife resources and promote water quality improvements in the Tampa Bay ecosystem.

    Learn more about the oyster dome program here.

    Click on date to register for this project: Tuesday, April 25, & Thursday, April 27
    Help restore McKay Bay
    Saturday, May 13 from 9am – noon

    Tampa Bay Watch is recruiting volunteers to install an oyster shell bar to restore McKay Bay on Saturday, May 13. The project involves shoveling fossilized shell into mesh bags, transporting the bags via boat and placing oyster shell bags on the shoreline to create a series of oyster bars. It is pretty physical labor with oyster shell bags weighing around 30 pounds each, therefore the miminum age to participate is 15 years old.

    It is an effort to restore lost habitat systems to the bay, prevent further erosion of the shoreline and improve water quality through natural biological filtration. Click here to read more about the project and/or watch a video of a past oyster shell project.​​

    The meeting location is Desoto Park, 2617 Corrine St.,Tampa, ​FL 33605. ​The park is in Hillsborough County near Ikea of Tampa.

    Click on date to register for this project: May 13. We’ve already recruited enough volunteers for May 12.

  • #416976
    ntaylor
    ntaylor
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    Build domes with us!
    Specified weekday mornings from 9am – noon
    Article Image
    We are recruiting 10-20 hard-working volunteers to help build oyster domes at our Marine Center, 3000 Pinellas Bayway South in Tierra Verde. The project takes place on specified weekday mornings from 9 am until noon. The minimum age to participate in this project is 16 years old.

    The project involves pouring marine-friendly concrete into fiberglass molds to create oyster domes and taking apart the molds that were previously poured. Oyster communities help stabilize shorelines, provide hard bottom habitats for fish and wildlife resources and promote water quality improvements in the Tampa Bay ecosystem.

    Learn more about the oyster dome program here.

    Click on date to register for this project: Wednesday, May 3
    Thank you to our oyster shell volunteers!
    Successful project on April 20 and 21 to restore McKay Bay
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    Thank you to our hardworking volunteers who helped out last week at the oyster shell project to restore McKay Bay! On Thursday, 40 volunteers including individual community volunteers and corporate groups from Mosaic (pictured above left) and TECO shoveled 12.5 tons of fossilized shell to buil 140 feet of reef. On Friday, 41 members of a corporate team from Catalina (pictured above right) shoveled 8 tons of shell to build 89 feet of reef. Catalina sponsored Tampa Bay Watch in their day of service through their manpower and with a $5,000 donation. The goal of the project is to restore lost habitat systems to the bay, prevent further erosion of the shoreline and improve water quality through natural biological filtration. This project is generously funding by the Coca-Cola Foundation, Tampa Bay Environmental Restoration Fund, National Fish & Wildlife Foundation, and the Mosaic Company Foundation.

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