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Spring 2015 Oyster Return
Our return day this year will be Sunday May 31.
Bring your oysters to the Galesville Town Dock between 1:00 and 4:00 PM on May 31.

Please have your oysters out of the cages or, at least, loose so that they can easily be transferred to our buckets. Weather permitting, you can ride out to the oyster reef to plant your oysters. Children must have life jackets.

Unless the weather is very hot, they will be ok out of the water for a day or two, if necessary. If it is very hot, you can loosen and remove them and clean the cage, then put them back in the water.

If you cannot come to our event, bring your oysters to a CBF event starting on June 6. The details and schedule are here

Not yet an oyster gardener?
Workshops are held in the fall (due to the availability of spat).
Here is information on how to become a gardener. To sign up to become an oyster gardener beginning in the fall of 2015, contact CBF at MDoystergardening@cbf.org

OThe West River Improvment Association, (WRIA), is dedicated to the principle that, by working together, residents of Galesville and the surrounding area can protect and improve the quality of life in the community, including the West River watershed

OThe Shady Side Peninsula Association, is the association of citizens' groups and communities on the Shady Side Peninsula

Citizens in the West River community are establishing individual oyster gardens with guidance from the Chesapeake Bay Foundation to provide new one-year old oysters to the santuaries in the coming years.

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