New Gardener Seminar and
Returning Gardener Oyster Roundup Dates

Click to registerWe ask that that new oyster gardeners attend one of our New Gardener Seminars before gardening their first year. The seminar will help you learn how to maintain your oyster garden throughout the coming year.  After the seminar you will receive 1,000 native baby oysters (per float) and you'll be off and running. 

Seminar dates for 2014 oyster gardening season can be found below.

Please register with CBF in advance to guarantee that the amount of seed oyster you desire will be available for you.

Peninsula Seminar
The Mariner's Museum
100 Museum Dr.
Newport News, VA 23601

Tuesday, July 15
6:00 p.m. check in
6:30-8:00 p.m. seminar

Norfolk Seminar #1
Norfolk Yacht & Country Club
7001 Hampton Blvd.
Norfolk, VA  23505

Wednesday, July 16
6:00 p.m. check in
6:30-8:00 p.m. seminar

Virginia Beach Seminar #1
Charlton Hall
Station 14 Rescue Squad (Ocean Front)
740 Virginia Beach Blvd.
Virginia Beach, VA

Saturday, August 2
9:00 a.m. check in
9:30-11:00 a.m. seminar

Gloucester Seminar
VIMS Waterman's Hall
1375 Greate Rd.
Gloucester Point, VA  23062

Thursday, August 7
6:00 p.m. check in
6:30-8:00 p.m. seminar

Northern Neck Seminar
Bevans Oyster Company
1090 Skipjack Rd.
Kinsale, VA

Saturday, August 9
9:00 a.m. check in
9:30-11:00 a.m. seminar

Deltaville Seminar
Dozier's Regatta Point
137 Neptune Ln.
Deltaville, VA  23043

Saturday, September 13
9:00 a.m. check in
9:30-10:30 a.m. seminar

Norfolk/Virginia Beach Seminar #2
Norfolk Academy
1585 Wesleyan Dr.
Norfolk, VA  23502

Thursday, September 18
6:00 p.m. check in
6:30-8:00 p.m. seminar

Eastern Shore Seminar
VIMS Eastern Shore Lab
40 Atlantic Ave.
Wachapreague, VA  23481

Saturday, September 20
9:00 a.m. check in
9:30-11:00 a.m. seminar

 

 

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Click to registerEach year, CBF Oyster Gardeners turn in their "mature" oysters at CBF oyster roundups at various locations throughout Virginia from mid-July through mid-September. That same day, CBF transplants the oysters to state-managed sanctuary reefs, where they are allowed to continue growing and spawning—helping to jump-start local oyster populations.

These roundups are also a way to get new seed oysters for the year. A $30 donation is suggested per 1,000 seed oysters to offset program costs. 

Dates and locations for 2014 oyster gardening season are listed below.   

Please register with CBF in advance to guarantee that the amount of seed oyster you desire will be available to you.

Peninsula Roundup
The Mariner's Museum
100 Museum Dr.
Newport News, VA 23601

Tuesday, July 15
6:00-8:00 p.m.

Norfolk Roundup #1
Norfolk Yacht & Country Club
7001 Hampton Blvd.
Norfolk, VA  23505

Wednesday, July 16
6:00-8:00 p.m.

Virginia Beach Roundup #1
Charlton Hall
Station 14 Rescue Squad (Ocean Front)
740 Virginia Beach Blvd.
Virginia Beach, VA

Saturday, August 2
9:00-11:00 a.m.

Gloucester Roundup
VIMS Waterman's Hall
1375 Greate Rd.
Gloucester Point, VA  23062

Thursday, August 7
6:00-8:00 p.m.

Northern Neck Roundup
Bevans Oyster Company
1090 Skipjack Rd.
Kinsale, VA

Saturday, August 9
9:00-11:00 a.m.

Deltaville Roundup
Dozier's Regatta Point
137 Neptune Ln.
Deltaville, VA  23043

Saturday, September 13
9:00-10:30 a.m.

Norfolk/Virginia Beach Roundup #2
Norfolk Academy
1585 Wesleyan Dr.
Norfolk, VA  23502

Thursday, September 18
6:00-8:00 p.m.

Eastern Shore Roundup
VIMS Eastern Shore Lab
40 Atlantic Ave.
Wachapreague, VA  23481

Saturday, September 20
9:00-11:00 a.m.

 

 

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If you have questions regarding CBF's oyster gardening program please contact:
Tanner Council
Hampton Roads Grassroots Coordinator
Chesapeake Bay Foundation
142 W. York Street, Suite 618
Norfolk, VA  23510
757-622-1964
CBFOysterGardening@cbf.org
Please place "oyster gardening" in your subject line.

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