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Volunteers Wanted for Oyster Project

 

DEP Charlotte Harbor Aquatic Preserves (CHAP) and The Nature Conservancy are working together to create new oyster habitat in the Peace River, adjacent to CHAP and the City of Punta Gorda's Trabue Harborwalk. Volunteers are needed immediately to help with all aspects of this project, from drilling oyster shells, preparing mat material, making oyster mats, filling bags with shell, to deploying the materials in the water. There's something for everyone! This is a great volunteer project for civic groups, schools, clubs, boating groups, recreational clubs, church groups - or anyone looking for a fun way to help restore the estuary. Visit http://bit.ly/charlotteharbor for more information.

 

Please contact Katherine Aug, Community Outreach Coordinator at 941-575-5861 ext. 117 or Katherine.Aug@dep.state.fl.us if you are interested in helping with the project.

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~Conserving and Restoring Florida's Coastal and Aquatic Resources for the Benefit of People and the Environment

Florida's Coastal Office manages more than 4 million acres of the most valuable submerged lands and select coastal uplands. The Office manages 41 aquatic preserves and, in coordination with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, three National Estuarine Research Reserves, the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary and the Coral Reef Conservation Program.

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Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Florida Coastal Office
3900 Commonwealth Blvd., MS 235
Tallahassee, FL 32399-3000
(850) 245-2094
FloridaCoasts@dep.state.fl.us

   

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Last updated: July 17, 2014

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