“These funds have allowed us to build 58 acres of sanctuary oyster reef in partnership with the US Army Corps of Engineers in the Lynnhaven River and stock them with 20 million spat on shell oysters. These sanctuary reefs have contributed greatly to the resurgence of our native oyster population and to the improvements in water quality and habitat.”

Obviously a clean Lynnhaven River makes the world a much better place for all of us!

Learn more about the Virginia Beach Oyster Heritage Fund at LRNow.org:

The shells that have accumulated at the landfill over the past six years are slated to be used to build a 1.5 acre sanctuary reef in Eastern Branch of the Lynnhaven River in spring 2017.

Pelicans on Athey Oyster Reef

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