Heather North

Virginia Oyster Restoration Specialist

Heather North is what she likes to call a "Bay transplant," however, she is here to stay. Originally from New Jersey, Heather found her way to Coastal Carolina University in South Carolina earning a BS in Marine Science. She will graduate from Johns Hopkins University with her Masters in Environmental Science and Policy in December 2017.

As Virginia's Oyster Restoration Specialist, Heather manages both our statewide shell recycling program as well as our oyster gardening program. Working with hundreds of volunteers, the oyster team or "oysterettes” as they like to be called, can get the job done. As a USCG licensed boat Captain, Heather enjoys going out on the water both for work and for play. Her favorite spot in the Bay is the the Lafayette River because since she started  at CBF in 2014, she's been able to witness the amazing capabilities our oysters have to improve water quality, provide habitat, and bring communities together for one common goal; a saved Bay! 

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What does the Bay, its rivers and streams mean to you? What impact have the Bay and its local waters had on your life? We'd like to know.

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Do you enjoy working with others to help clean the Chesapeake Bay? Do you have a few hours to spare? Whether growing oysters, planting trees, or helping in our offices, there are plenty of ways you can contribute.