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Oyster Restoration Day at Rice

May 25, 2016

On April 17, the Virginia Oyster Shell Recycling Program (VOSRP) held an oyster restoration day at the VCU Rice Rivers Center. A group of VCU honors students, graduate students, faculty and Program volunteers worked to construct spat cages, spat bags and a shell cleaning station.

Don Abernathy of Deltaville Oyster Company and Matt Schwab (VCU Class of 2014) of Hold Fast Oysters helped direct the efforts, and the day included a short discussion about the VOSRP, oyster restoration and some of the work at the Rice Rivers Center. 

Many thanks to VCU Honors College, Biology at VCU, the newly-formed VCU Society for Ecological Restoration (SER), Deltaville Oyster Company, LLC, Hold Fast Oysters and VOSRP partners and volunteers.


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