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Oyster Reef Build

July 30 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am

Advanced Registration Required: Register Here 

We’re looking for 20 volunteers ages 16+ to join us on Tuesday, July 30, from 8:30 to 11:30 am to build an oyster reef along the banks of the Cooper River.

Volunteers will meet representatives from Lowcountry Land Trust and the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) at Remley’s Point Public Boat Landing in Mount Pleasant, where they will work together to load bags of oyster shells into SCDNR boats.

Lowcountry Land Trust and SCDNR will then boat the volunteers and oyster shells to a designated location along the banks of the Cooper River, where volunteers will create an assembly line to place the oyster shell bags into a reef formation.

Afterward, all volunteers will return on the boat to Remley’s Point Public Boat Landing.

All volunteers will be required to sign Lowcountry Land Trust and SCDNR waivers before partaking in physical activities. Expect to lift and carry 20-40 pound bags of oyster shells while standing in pluff mud. Reef builds are a blast, but they are labor intensive.

Gloves, arm protection, sunscreen, bug spray, and a water refill station will be provided. Please bring a reusable water bottle. We recommend wearing closed-toed shoes that can get muddy (no sandals), shorts, a long-sleeved shirt, sunglasses, and hats.


Remley’s Point Public Boat Landing
112 2nd St
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464 United States
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