Oyster Gardener Spat Return Schedule

Returning oyster gardeners: It's time to return your grown spat for planting onto sanctuary reefs.

To provide the best chance of survival and reduce the chance of spreading disease, please bring your oysters to the location nearest their current growing location.

We will have bushel baskets on site for transferring your oysters into, so please transport them in a reusable container—bushel baskets, buckets, cages, or any other sturdy container you can take home with you. No cardboard, no plastic, no containers that will be left behind to avoid creating excess trash.

Please note: If you are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19, we strongly recommend that you wear a mask.

For questions, please contact Kellie Fiala at MDoystergardening@cbf.org.

*Volunteers understand that all spat-on-shell provided by the Foundation remains the property of CBF and is to be returned at the end of the growing season.

SCHEDULE

Annapolis
Oyster Gardening Spat Return
Saturday, May 7, 2022
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Registration closes May 5.
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Jonas Green State Park
Oyster Gardening Spat Return
Thursday, May 19, 2022
4:00-6:00 p.m.
Registration closes May 17.
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Easton
Oyster Gardening Spat Return
Saturday, May 21, 2022
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Registration closes May 19.
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Solomons
Oyster Gardening Spat Return
Saturday, May 28, 2022
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Registration closes May 26.
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Londontowne
Oyster Gardening Spat Return
Sunday, June 5, 2022
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Registration closes June 3.
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Annapolis
Oyster Gardening Spat Return
Sunday, June 19, 2022
9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Registration closes June 17.
REGISTER

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