RED BANK, NJ: Like oysters?  You have the opportunity to learn how the NY/NJ Baykeeper’s are bringing them back.

The Navesink Maritime Heritage Association has announced that Meredith Comi, NY/NJ Baykeeper's Restoration Program Director, will provide an update on the Baykeeper's Living Shoreline Project at the Naval Weapons Station (NWS) Earle.

Comi will describe why and how they got to NWS Earle and, what she and her team are doing to bring back oysters to the Jersey Shore.

The project began in 2016 where oysters were raised in aquaculture tanks on site and then relocated to the project site in NWS Earle waters.

The Living Shoreline Project has installed in Earle’s waters, over 6,000 oyster castles that were created from concrete and placed offshore onto which oysters are located.   

Designated as a Homeland security Zone, the Naval Weapons Station mission is to, “Provide all ordnance for all Atlantic Fleet Carrier and Expeditionary Strike Groups, and support strategic Department of Defense ordnance requirements.”

Heavily guarded by specialized military personnel, the NWS offers a unique opportunity to study and explore the effects of a living shoreline incorporating oysters in an urban estuary.

Where: Bahrs Landing Restaurant, Highlands, NJ

When: Wednesday, November 13th

Time: 7:30pm for coffee and cookies.  8:00pm for the presentation with a Q&A until 9:00pm

More information on NY/NJ Baykeeper's Restoration Projects, click HERE

Before the presentation, enjoy dinner or apps at Bahr’s waterfront restaurant.

Oysters help keep water clean and oyster reefs help protect the coastline. They are nature’s water filters; each one is able to clean up to 50 gallons of water a day.

Tell your friend’s and mark your smartphone calendar for what will be a very interesting and educational program.

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