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  • Seventeen volunteers came out to help staff build oyster castes at Palmetto Plantation. The castles, constructed out of concrete blocks, will provide a surface for young oysters to settle on and build a new reef.
  • Palmetto Plantation is a 785-acre property near McClellanville that is protected by a Nature Conservancy conservation easement.
  • Volunteers pass pieces of oyster castle along the dock at Palmetto Plantation.
  • Volunteers pass oyster castle pieces from the dock above down a makeshift slide to volunteers in the marsh below.
  • The passing line continues in the marsh below the dock.
  • Marine Restoration Specialist Joy Brown and volunteers carefully construct an oyster castle in the marsh.
  • A little dirt never hurt anyone!
  • Many thanks to our volunteers!
Oyster Restoration Volunteer Day
Volunteers helped staff build oyster castles at Palmetto Plantation near McClellanville

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