ADVANCED REGISTRATION FOR 2017 SEMINARS AND ROUNDUPS NOW OPEN (not taking payments)
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 $25 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.
|2017 Oyster Gardening Roundups|
|Southside (Virginia Beach)||Saturday, June 10
|Eastern Shore (Wachapreague)||Tuesday, June 13
|Middle Peninsula (Deltaville)||Saturday, June 17
|Southside (Norfolk)||Tuesday, June 20
|Peninsula (Newport News)||Thursday, June 22
|Northern Neck (Belle Isle State Park)||Saturday, June 24
|Peninsula (Hampton)||Tuesday, June 27
6:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m.
If you have questions regarding CBF's Oyster Gardening program please contact:
Virginia Oyster Restoration Specialist
Chesapeake Bay Foundation
3663 Marlin Bay Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23455
**Please wear gloves and relevant protective clothing while handling your oyster shells or float in order to prevent waterborne illness.**