The Community Oyster Garden was a cost-share grant project created in partnership with the Indian River Lagoon Council. Utilizing hanging baskets with juvenile oysters from the dock, we grew floating oyster reefs.
Between July of 2018 and October of 2019, nearly 300 participants from local schools, camps, and local organizations have come out for our FREE interactive tour and learned about oyster reefs, their importance to the Indian River Lagoon, the species that call them home, and the historic role of fishing and aquaculture in our area!
DID YOU KNOW? JUST ONE OYSTER CAN FILTER UP TO
50 GALLONS OF WATER PER DAY!!
During the 2021 & 2022 Earth Day & Arbor Day Celebrations, volunteers and City Leadership assisted the Natural Resources Board Members in installing a "LIVING DOCK" on Sebastian's waterfront. Plastic mats with oyster shells attached are tied around dock pilings to promote the growth of oysters and other filter feeders. During the 2023 Celebration, volunteers helped to create more mats to be deployed during future Living Docks efforts.
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