Reef Ball Events

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CBF staff aboard the Patricia Campbell prepare to place reef balls on a manmade reef at Cooks Point.

CBF Staff


There are currently no reef ball events planned.
CBF's Maryland Oyster Restoration Center   (Map)
4800 Atwell Road
Shady Side, Maryland 20764

What Are Reef Balls?

Reef balls are manmade structures that provide critical oyster habitat. Larval oysters, called spat, are introduced onto these artificial reef structures, which are then placed in key oyster restoration locations throughout the Bay.

What We Do

Reef ball construction typically takes three days (though volunteers do not need to sign up for all three) during which we construct molds, pour concrete, and "hatch" the newly cast structures.

Reef balls will be used in projects throughout the Bay to help with shoreline erosion while simultaneously providing vital fish and oyster habitat.

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