Vertical Oyster Gardens Workshop
Save Our Bay Program - Mayor's Challenge
Do you want to help Save old Tampa Bay? In a recent water quality report on Old Tampa Bay, which lines the Oldsmar and Safety Harbor coasts, water was found to be the least healthy in the entire bay.
There are many ways to help clean our waters. The first project to tackle this important issue will be Vertical Oyster Gardens or VOGS. Sounds interesting, doesn’t it?
While oysters are good to eat, one oyster can filter up to 50 gallons of water per day. Imagine the filtering power of hundreds or thousands of oysters!
Oldsmar Mayor Eric Seidel is partnering with Safety Harbor Mayor Joe Ayoub to encourage residents to hang VOGs on their docks. These VOGs will help recruit oysters to our bay and get us one step closer to cleaner, healthier waters. Even if you do not have a dock, you can still volunteer to help make and monitor the gardens.
Tampa Bay Watch staff will be onsite with a short educational session, demonstrate how hang them, and volunteers can help make VOGs that will be placed under the fishing pier at R.E. Olds Park during the program launch.
Date & Time
December 11, 2021
9:00AM - 11:00AM
R.E. Olds Park 107 Shore Drive West Oldsmar 33677 FL US https://www.natampa.com/businesses/fl-oldsmar-r-e-olds-park