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Volunteers Needed for Oyster Restoration March 11

By Florida's Original NatureCoaster™ Posted on February 21, 2018

Volunteers are needed to help assemble oyster bags for an upcoming restoration project.

Opportunity is limited to the first 40 registrants. Please register for a time slot and one free t-shirt* through the following link:  www.volunteersignup.org/KMKR8

When: March 11, 2018

Time: 10:00 am until 12:00 pm OR 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm

Location: We will be filling the bags in the county lot next to the Hernando Beach Water Tower.
This is a dirt road off Shoal Line Blvd. Closest address to this tower is 4500 Shoal Line Blvd., Spring Hill, Florida

What to expect: Each event will span for two hours. Volunteers will be using shovels to fill bags with recycled oyster shell. Bags will then be loaded for transport to holding site.

What to wear: Volunteers must wear closed-toe shoes. Jeans recommended but not required. What to bring: Please bring a pair of heavy duty gloves – oyster shells are sharp! Water bottle, insect repellent, sunglasses, and sunscreen/protection are also recommended.

For additional details, contact Florida Sea Grant Agent Brittany Hall-Scharf: 352-754-4433 or [email protected]

*T-shirt sizes are on a first come, first served basis.

Florida Sea Grant is a university-based program that supports research, education, and extension to conserve coastal resources and enhance economic opportunities for the people of Florida. We are a partnership between the Florida Board of Education, the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration, and Florida’s citizens and governments. Our extension, education, and outreach programs are done in partnership with UF/IFAS Extension and coastal communities.

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james prow says

i was a member of the Maryland Hydronauts (scuba diving club) and participated in the same program through the Horn Institue on the Choptank River(chesapeake bay area). if accepted and eligible for a t-shirt, my size is "xx-large".

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Florida's Original NatureCoaster™ says

James, you should contact the people in the link. I am sure they would love to have your help.

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