Oyster dome installation at Fantasy Island


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When

Wed Oct 26, 2016, 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Where

8749 U.S. 41Riverview, FL 33578


About

This is a very heavy project since oyster domes weigh over 150 pounds each. Installation will involve unloading the domes from a trailer to a barge. We'll have a crane to unload the domes from the barge to be placed on the shoreline, but we may need help moving the domes in the water.

Oysters need to attach to a hard structure to grow into adults and the rough texture of the domes makes it easier for oysters to grow. Oyster communities help stabilize shorelines, provide hard bottom habitats for fish and wildlife resources and promote water quality improvements in the Tampa Bay ecosystem.

This comprehensive ecosystem restoration plan will slow erosion and provide invaluable habitat and food source for wildlife.

Skills

  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Habitat Restoration

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 16
  • 3 hours
  • This is a very heavy project since oyster domes weigh over 150 pounds each.
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