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Help Restore Schultz Nature Preserve

Volunteers needed to construct oyster shell bar

Tampa Bay Watch is recruiting volunteers to create an oyster shell bar on the shoreline of Schultz Nature Preserve in Hillsborough County. This project is in partnership with Coastal Conservation Association – Tampa Chapter. It involves shoveling fossilized oyster shells into mesh bags, transporting the bags via boat and placing oyster shell bags on the shoreline to create a series of oyster bars. This oyster shell bar project is an effort to restore lost habitat systems to the bay, prevent further erosion of the shoreline and improve water quality through natural biological filtration.

When: Thursday, February 23 & Friday, Friday 24, 9:00 a.m. until approximately 12:00p.m. on both days

Where: Meet at Williams Park Boat Ramp, 8749 U.S. 41, Riverview, FL 33578. The boat ramp is on the west side of US 41 (Tamiami Trail) where US 41 and the north side of the Alafia River intersect.

What to wear: Volunteers should wear clothing you don't mind getting wet or dirty, closed toe shoes or water shoes, hat, sunscreen, and bugspray. Also, be sure to bring a water bottle!

Click here to register for the Thursday, February 23 project.

Click here to register for the Friday, February 24 project.