Monday, July 9, 2012

Lynhaven River Citizen Oyster Gardeners Program

Growing oysters can help improve the Lynnhaven River. To become an oyster gardener, LRNOw offers a Taylor Float workshop where participants can build their own float and get all the equipment needed. Alternatively, gardeners can purchase an assembled float with all the equipment from LRNow for $100.

Participants also need to attend a New Citizen Oyster Gardener Workshop where they will learn about caring for oysters over the next year.  Pre-registration is required for both the Tayor Float workshop and the New Citizen Gardener Workshop.

Oyster Gardening Events:
Taylor Float Workshop

Thursday, July 26, 6-7:30 PM, at the LRNow office at 1608 Pleasure House Road, Suite 108.  Cost for all supplies is $75.
To register call 757-962-5398 or email

New Oyster Citizen Gardeners Workshop

Thursday, August 2, 6-7:30 PM at the Great Neck Rescue Squad on Bayne Drive
Thursday, September 6, 6-7:30 PM at Virginia Wesleyan College
Cost:  $30 for your bag of 1000 baby oysters
Pre-registration required with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation at or call 757-622-1964.

The Oyster Gardening Project is offered in partnership with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. More information about oyster gardening can be found at or by calling 757-962-5398.

source: LRNow

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