New Gardener Seminar and
Returning Gardener Oyster Roundup Dates

NEW GARDENER SEMINARS

We ask that that all new oyster gardeners attend one of our New Gardener Seminars in June before gardening their first year. The seminars will teach you how to maintain your oyster garden throughout the coming year. After the seminar you will receive spat-on-shell (baby oysters set on recycled shells) and two 18" x 10" cages to grow them in. We require a $30 donation for this system to offset program costs. Not sure whether or not oyster gardening is for you? Listen and learn for free and only pay if you decide to participate. 

Seminar dates for the 2015 Oyster Gardening season can be found below.

Hampton Roads Seminar #1
in partnership with Elizabeth River Project
Norfolk Yacht and Country Club
7001 Hampton Blvd.
Norfolk, VA 23505

Tuesday, June 9
6:00 p.m. check in
6:30-7:30 p.m. seminar
Register Now

Eastern Shore Seminar
VIMS Wachapreague
40 Atlantic Ave.
Wachapreague, VA  23480

Thursday, June 11
6:00 p.m. check in
6:30-7:30 p.m. seminar
Register Now

Northern Neck Seminar
Bevans Oyster Company
1090 Skipjack Rd.
Kinsale, VA 22488

Saturday, June 13
9:00 a.m. check in
9:30-10:30 a.m. seminar
Register Now

Hampton Roads Peninsula
Mariner's Museum
100 Museum Dr.
Newport News, VA  23606

Tuesday, June 16
6:00 p.m. check in
6:30-7:30 p.m. seminar
Register Now

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

Saturday, June 20
9:00 a.m. check in
9:30-10:30 a.m. seminar
Register Now

Hampton Roads Seminar #2
in partnership with Lynnhaven River NOW
Brock Environmental Center
3663 Marlin Bay Dr.
Virginia Beach, VA  23455

Saturday, June 27
9:00 a.m. check in
9:30-10:30 a.m. seminar
Register Now

RETURNING GARDENER ROUNDUP

Each year, CBF oyster gardeners turn in their "mature" oysters at CBF Oyster Roundups at various locations throughout Virginia. This year we will be collecting oysters in June. 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 baby oysters for the year. A $30 donation is required for spat-on-shell set up (baby oysters and two 18" x 10" cages to grow them in) to offset program costs. 

IMPORTANT CHANGE: Starting this year we will be providing "spat-on-shell" oysters. This means oyster gardeners will need to purchase different equipment. You should have already received a letter about this change.  

Dates and locations for 2015 oyster gardening season are listed below.   

 

Hampton Roads Southside Roundup #1
in partnership with Elizabeth River Project
Norfolk Yacht and Country Club
7001 Hampton Blvd.
Norfolk, VA 23505

Tuesday, June 9
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Register Now

Eastern Shore Roundup
VIMS Wachapreague
40 Atlantic Ave.
Wachapreague, VA 23480

Thursday, June 11
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Register Now

Northern Neck Roundup
Bevans Oyster Company
1090 Skipjack Rd.
Kinsale, VA 22488

Saturday, June 13
9:00-11:00 a.m.
Register Now

Hampton Roads Peninsula Roundup
Mariner's Museum
100 Museum Dr.
Newport News, VA  23606

Tuesday, June 16
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Register Now

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

Saturday, June 20
9:00-11:00 a.m.
Register Now

Hampton Roads Southside Roundup #2
in partnership with Lynnhaven River NOW
Brock Environmental Center
3663 Marlin Bay Dr.
Virginia Beach, VA  23455

Saturday, June 27
9:00-11:00 a.m.
Register Now

If you have questions regarding CBF's Oyster Gardening program please contact:
Heather North
Virginia Oyster Restoration Specialist
Chesapeake Bay Foundation
3663 Marlin Bay Drive
Virginia Beach, VA  23455
757-622-1964
OysterGardener@cbf.org
Please place "oyster gardening" in your subject line.

**Please wear gloves and relevant protective clothing while handling your oyster shells or float in order to prevent waterborne illness.**
 

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