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Volunteer to Bag Oyster Shells

September 20, 2019 @ September 20, 2019 - September 20, 2019 UTC+0

Help Oyster Shells Get Back to the Water and Celebrate National Estuaries Week with PDE!

WHEN: 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 17

WHERE: PDE’s shell recycling area (exact location will be provided to those who register)


Did you know that PDE recycles oyster shells? Yep. PDE has agreements with Wilmington, Delaware area restaurants to save the shells from oysters they serve to customers. We pick them up and store them at a recycling lot for later use in living shoreline and other environmental projects.

At the lot, those shells go into a BIG pile where they cure. Later, we bag them before they’re transported for use. That’s where YOU enter the picture! We need volunteers to help us put shells in to net bags. Individuals and groups are welcome to come and help. It’s also a great way to celebrate National Estuaries Week (Sept. 14-21) with us!

To register as a volunteer, go to https://pdeoystershellbagging.eventbrite.com/

For more information, contact sbouboulis@delawareestuary.org 






September 20, 2019
September 20, 2019 UTC+0


Partnership for the Delaware Estuary