36,000 Oysters Planted in South River

070608_south_river_planting_002 via the Baltimore Sun

Arianna Dalton and about a dozen other volunteers took the plunge for the environment Monday evening at Edgewater Beach, adding about 680 rocks caked with 2-month-old oysters to the river bottom to create a reef in hopes of improving water clarity and quality.

The project, organized by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) and the South River Federation, is the third effort of its kind in Anne Arundel County. The Naval Academy seawall and the breakwaters at the CBF headquarters in Bay Ridge also have man-made oyster reefs.

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