Outdoors | Recreation
From now through April, our program will focus on oyster restoration projects across the country. Did you know that a single oyster can effectively filter water at a rate of about 2 gallons per hour? These seemingly simple creatures are incredibly efficient at filtering toxins out of our water. They form thick, sturdy reef systems that provide integral habitat for estuarine animals while simultaneously protecting our shorelines against coastal erosion. Oyster reef restoration efforts have proven to significantly improve water quality and shoreline stabilization. As GTM Research Reserve continues with its oyster reef restoration efforts, we have partnered with South Slough NERR in Oregon to share research, methods, and discoveries in oyster reef restoration projects. Come join us as we video conference with South Slough NERR about their efforts to restore native Olympia Oysters in Oregon! To watch us LIVE, visit us at http://gtmnerr.org/EcoGeek-Series.php on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 3:00 p.m. or come in person and check out our education center as well. If you can't tune in for the live conference, the video will remain on our YouTube Channel for you to watch at your leisure.
The Environmental Education Center is located at 505 Guana River Rd in South Ponte Vedra Beach. If you're coming person please RSVP at Eventbrite or by calling (904) 823-4500.
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