SHELL BAGGING

Oyster Bagging

Roll your sleeves up and get ready to bag some oyster shells. Shell bagging prepares us for our reef building operations. You’ll get both a great work out and contribute to the next generation of oyster reefs!

ADOPT-A-MANGROVE

Mangrove Re-Planting

Mangroves provide a safe home for native plants, animals and birds. Join us at the Zoo to learn more about mangroves and take home a seedling to foster and later plant at a restoration site. The event includes a tour of our aquarium and touch tank!

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The Oyster Gardening project is taking on new volunteers for the 2018-2019 Oyster Gardening season! By attending this training workshop, lagoon-front residents throughout Brevard County can grow oysters from their dock and help us monitor variables that affect growth and survival. Not in the study area? Questions? Please contact Katey at kleban@brevardzoo.org or at office: …

Oyster Data

After months of nurturing oyster babies through the Oyster Gardening project (now definitely more like oyster teenagers), it’s time for them to make their way to their forever homes in the Indian River Lagoon! Help us with our Oyster Collection Event at two locations within the county.

Mangrove Re-Planting

Free to the public, but reservations are required. For questions, please contact Kate Brown at kbrown@brevardzoo.org or 321.254.9453 x377.

Wells Fargo Supply Moving

Bags of oyster shell used in the build will serve as future habitat to the spawn of the oysters that our Gardeners have grown. Each build is unique to its location and will ultimately help create a “living shoreline” all along the Indian River Lagoon.

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Bags of oyster shell used in the build will serve as future habitat to the spawn of the oysters that our Gardeners have grown. Each build is unique to its location and will ultimately help create a “living shoreline” all along the Indian River Lagoon.

Adopt-a-Mangrove

Free to the public, but reservations are required. For questions, please contact Kate Brown at kbrown@brevardzoo.org or 321.254.9453 x377.

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Bags of oyster shell used in the build will serve as future habitat to the spawn of the oysters that our Gardeners have grown. Each build is unique to its location and will ultimately help create a “living shoreline” all along the Indian River Lagoon.

ROS_Oyster Gardening_Satellite Beach 2017

It’s not too late to join the Oyster Gardening project! By attending this training workshop, lagoon-front residents throughout Brevard County can grow oysters from their dock and help us monitor variables that affect growth and survival. Not in the study area? Questions? Please contact Katey at kleban@brevardzoo.org or at office: 321.254.9453 x376.

Adopt-a-Mangrove

Free to the public, but reservations are required. For questions, please contact Kate Brown at kbrown@brevardzoo.org or 321.254.9453 x377.

Mangrove Zoo Program

Free to the public, but reservations are required. For questions, please contact Kate Brown at kbrown@brevardzoo.org or 321.254.9453 x377.

Oyster Reef Building

SPRING RECAP 2017
REEF BUILDING

The Restore Our Shores team has continued making significant progress with its reef building efforts. Throughout the spring, the team constructed reefs in Port St. John and multiple areas in Indiatlantic,  totaling over 850 linear feet. Future builds are awaiting permits and will likely to continue in mid to late August.

Shelly R. Baggins

JANUARY 13, 2017
OYSTER RESTORATION

Press Event/Shell Bagging Machine. Today we officially unveiled our new shell bagging machine. The machine will significantly increase the shell bagging rate which will in turn bolster our reef building process.

NOVEMBER 08, 2016
OYSTER RESTORATION

Brevard residents spoke up, passing the ½-cent Save Our Lagoon Sales Tax referendum. The sales tax will generate more than $300 million over 10 years that will fund a series of projects including muck removal, reducing fertilizer and storm water runoff and oyster reef restoration.

Oyster Gardening

OCTOBER 09, 2016
OYSTER RESTORATION

Our Oyster Gardener parents received their new bundles of oyster spat. These baby oysters will be raised by our gardeners for six to nine months before joining our reef restoration efforts.