Oyster Delivery Day 2019
~Oyster Delivery Day~
August 24th, 2019
Want to help the Chesapeake Bay? Join Phillips Wharf Environmental Center's restoration project and deliver cages full of shell and oyster spat to their foster homes where they will spend the next nine months. On August 24th from 8 am to 4 pm. Phillips Wharf's program Tilghman Islanders Grow Oysters (TIGO), a branch off of Marylanders Grow Oysters (MGO), will distribute cages to growers in the Bay Hundred area
Phillips Wharf Environmental Center has been coordinating the Tilghman Islanders Grow Oysters Project for the past 9 years. TIGO is a part of the larger Marylanders Grow Oysters program run by the DNR. These programs aim to aid in oyster re-population efforts all over the Chesapeake Bay. Every year TIGO distributes over 600 cages to local growers.
We need your help! Oyster Delivery Day's success relies heavily on volunteer participation so we are looking for as many people to help out as possible. Not only do we need the man power but we also need people that are willing to volunteer their trucks, flatbed trailers, and boats (please note they will get dirty!). We will provide breakfast, lunch, and refreshments throughout the day as a way to show thanks for all your hard work.
If you would like to help out please follow the link below to register as a volunteer. Thank you very much for your time and we hope to see you on Oyster Delivery Day!
If you are interested in becoming an oyster grower and fostering cages please contact email@example.com
Phillips Wharf Environmental Center 6129 Tilghman Island Rd.
Tilghman, Maryland 21671