Oyster Reef Restoration
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Mon Mar 6 11:56:21 EST 1995
In article <3jf66t$6um at clarknet.clark.net> aacccmns at clark.net (Michelle Cummins) writes:
>An oyster farmer in Maryland, I am now becoming more involved in
>community reef restoration. Members of the Magothy River Association
>(near Annapolis/Balitmore) have taken it upon ourselves to obtain funding
>to grow oysters and seed reefs at historically productive oyster sites in
>We have had tremendous difficulty getting more than a few thousand
>dollars for our projects. This is with costs of one acre of shell cover
>being alone around $8,000. Our goals are to set a foundation of hard
>substrate and then shell and then oysters. 2 Acres would cost around
>$35,000 - we are also working on in-kind donations. We have received
>tremendous public support.
>Since we have been so limited in our funding, our resulting efforts have
>also been rather piddling. With volunteers from many local groups
>including divers, we can save the State a tremendous amount of money by
>takingover restoration of our own River.
>Any funding suggestions?
>Michelle Powell Cummins
>\President - aacccmns at clark.net/
>\P. Cummins Oyster Co., Inc. call (410) 255-4501 /
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