New Gardener Seminar and
Returning Gardener Oyster Roundup Dates

CBF is proud to once again partner with Lynnhaven River NOW and the Elizabeth River Project in order to help expand our Oyster Gardening Program in 2013. Seminars and round-ups in Virginia Beach will be co-hosted by Lynnhaven River NOW. We also sponsor a special combined seminar/round-up in Norfolk for RiverStar Home participants co-hosted by the Elizabeth River Project.

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 2013 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
Hampton Public Library
4207 Victoria Blvd.
Hampton, VA  23669

Wednesday, July 10
6:00 p.m. check in
6:30-7:30 p.m. seminar

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

Wednesday, July 17
6:00 p.m. check in
6:30-7:30 p.m. seminar

Virginia Beach Seminar #1
Great Neck Rescue Squad Bldg.
1243 Bayne Dr.
Virginia Beach, VA  23454

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

Gloucester Seminar
VIMS Waterman's Hall
1208 Greate Rd.
Classroom A/B
Glouster Point, VA  23062

Thursday, August 15
6:00 p.m. check in
6:30-7:30 p.m. seminar

Northern Neck Seminar #1
Bevans Oyster Company
1090 Skipjack Rd.
Kinsale, VA

Saturday, August 17
9:00 a.m. check in
9:30-10:30 a.m.seminar

Norfolk/Virginia Beach
Combined Seminar

Blocker Auditorium
Virginia Wesleyan College
1584 Wesleyan Drive
Norfolk, 23502

Wednesday, September 11
6:00 p.m. check in
6:30-7:30 p.m.seminar

Elizabeth River Project RiverStar Home & Business Seminar
Virginia Zoo/Ernie Morgan Center
3500 A Granby Street
Norfolk, VA  23504
(enter the Virginia Zoo from Granby St., take the first left)

Thursday, September 12
6:00 p.m. check in
6:30-7:30 p.m. seminar

Northern Neck Seminar #2
Commodore's Cafe
Tides Inn
480 King Carter Dr.
Irvington, VA  22480

Saturday, September 14
9:00 a.m. check in
9:30-10:30 a.m. seminar

Eastern Shore Seminar
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
66 Market St.
Onancock, VA  23417

Saturday, September 28
9:00 a.m. check in
9:30-10:30 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 2013 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.

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

Wednesday, July 17
6:00-8:00 p.m.

Virginia Beach Roundup #1
First Landing State Park
64th Street Entrance off Atlantic Ave.
Virginia Beach, VA  23451

Saturday, July 20
9:00-11:00 a.m.

Gloucester Roundup
VIMS Watermen's Hall
1208 Greate Rd.
Classroom A/B
Gloucester Point, VA  23062

Thursday, August 15
6:00-8:00 p.m.

Northern Neck Roundup #1
Bevans Oyster Company
1090 Skipjack Rd.
Kinsale, VA  22488

Saturday, August 17
9:00-11:00 a.m.

Peninsula Roundup
Dandy Haven Marina
374 Dandy Haven Rd
Hampton VA 23664

Saturday, August 24
9:00-11:00 a.m.

Virginia Beach Roundup #2
First Landing State Park
64th Street Entrance off Atlantic Ave.
Virginia Beach, VA  23451

Saturday, September 7
9:00-11:00 a.m.

Elizabeth River Project RiverStar Roundup
Ernie Morgan Center
3500 A Granby Street
Norfolk, VA  23504

Thursday, September 12
6:00-8:00 p.m.

Northern Neck Roundup #2
Tides Lodge Marina
end of St. Andrews Lane
Weems, VA  22576

Saturday, September 14
9:00-11:00 a.m.

Norfolk Roundup #2
Norfolk Yacht & Country Club
7001 Hampton Blvd.
Norfolk, VA  23505

Saturday, September 21
9:00-11:00 a.m.

Eastern Shore Roundup
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
66 Market St.
Onancock, VA  23417

Saturday, September 28
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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