By Meredith Palumbo, FOR Restoration Intern
Students from the Chesapeake Bay Governor's School partner with Friends of the Rappahannock and Ready Reef inc to install a series of artificial oyster reef structures and protect an eroding bank with a living shoreline in the Urbanna Town Marina.
Oysters, Oysters, Oysters! So far in 2015, Friends of the Rappahannock (FOR) has partnered with five different groups to learn about oyster restoration and construct artificial oyster reefs called oyster sentinals. Thanks to a grant from the Dominion Foundation our new program is off the ground and full steam ahead. We have already constructed 40 oyster sentinals and plan to make at least 60 more this season. In the coming months FOR will be working closely with Ready Reef inc to seed our new oyster sentinals.