Hampton Roads Oyster Gardening Round-ups

Returning Gardeners

Registration is open. See locations, dates, times, and links to register below.

Each year, CBF oyster gardeners turn in their "mature" oysters at CBF Oyster Round-ups at various locations throughout Virginia. This year we will be collecting oysters in June and July. CBF transplants the oysters the same day we receive them 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 fee is required for spat-on-shell to offset program costs. Your 18" x 9" cages should be reused year after year. If you need to replace cages or are expanding the number of batches you will be growing, additional cages can be requested during registration free of charge.

CBF is proud to once again partner with Lynnhaven River NOW and the Elizabeth River Project to help expand our oyster gardening program. The oyster gardening event in Virginia Beach is co-hosted by Lynnhaven River NOW. The oyster gardening event in Norfolk for RiverStar Homes and RiverStar businesses is co-hosted by the Elizabeth River Project. The oyster gardening event in Tappahannock is co-hosted by Friends of the Rappahannock.

Locations, Dates, and Times

Registration closes two days prior to the event.

Virginia Beach Oyster Gardening Round-Up
June 11, 2022
9:30-11:00 a.m.
Register

Norfolk Oyster Gardening Round-Up
June 16, 2022
6:30-8:00 p.m.
Register

VA Eastern Shore Oyster Gardening Round-Up
June 18, 2022
9:30-11:00 a.m.
Register

Hampton Oyster Gardening Round-Up
June 23, 2022
6:30-8:00 p.m.
Register

Irvington Oyster Gardening Round-Up
June 25, 2022
9:30-11:00 a.m.
Register

Gloucester Point Oyster Gardening Round-Up
July 19, 2022
6:30-8:00 p.m.
Register

Tappahannock Oyster Gardening Round-Up
July 21, 2022
6:30-8:00 p.m.
Register

Portsmouth Oyster Gardening Round-Up
July 26, 2022
6:30-8:00 p.m.
Register

Newport News Oyster Gardening Round-Up
July 28, 2022
6:30-8:00 p.m.
Register

Virginia Beach II Oyster Gardening Round-Up
July 30, 2022
9:30-11:00 a.m.
Register

If you have questions regarding CBF's Oyster Gardening program please e-mail, OysterGardener@cbf.org or call 757-644-4125.

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