This year, due to COVID-19 social distancing measures, we are evaluating how best to ensure the safety of both our oyster gardeners and staff while collecting your oysters. Information will be provided on this page once a plan is in place. In the meantime, thank you for continuing to take care of your "babies."
Each year, CBF oyster gardeners turn in their "mature" oysters at CBF Oyster Roundups at various locations throughout Virginia. 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.
If you have questions regarding CBF's Oyster Gardening program please e-mail OysterGardener@cbf.org or call 757-644-4125.
**Please wear gloves and relevant protective clothing while handling your oyster shells or float in order to prevent waterborne illness.**