Shell Shaking

Friday, August 11, 2017
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
MD Oyster Restoration Center
4800 Atwell Road
Shady Side, MD 20764

Please RSVP directly to Pat Beall at

Break a sweat and help save the Bay— join CBF in cleaning the "homes" of the next generation of Chesapeake Bay oysters! Help restore the Chesapeake's native oyster population by cleaning oyster shells (we call it "shell shaking") by shaking off the dirt and debris so baby oysters can successfully grow on them.

Shell shaking is critical in our oyster restoration efforts. Without cleaning the oyster shells, we could potentially lose millions of healthy larvae as they attach to debris, rather than the shell, and are later washed out into the silt.

This event is a bit of a workout, but a fun hands-on experience. With lifting involved, it is not recommended for individuals with a bad back or other health concerns. Children under 18 must have adult supervision. A tour of CBF's Oyster Restoration Center will follow the shell shaking.

The event takes place outdoors and is subject to change or cancelation due to weather events. Please wear closed-toe shoes and bring a water bottle. We will have gloves, safety glasses, and drinking water available.

Please RSVP directly to Pat Beall at

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