Coastal Shores

Our primary goal is the presevation of the coastal shores of the world, but we will start with our beautiful state!

WHAT THE SHELL ARE WE DOING?

Besides shucking our hearts out...

Our goal is to build grass-roots efforts to help restore natural habitats for creatures of the oceans like wild oyster reefs.

Oysters are filter feeders, cleaning up to 50 gallons of water a day, making them a vital part of keeping waterways clean and a keystone species. After the gold rush, the West Coast saw a rise in hydraulic mining, paper mills and population creating a concentration in coastal water pollutants and killing off wild oyster reefs. So, we're working with local organizations to reestablish them.

Oyster shells will be collected from events and from participating restaurants throughout the week. The oyster shells will then be transported to the Maine Coast, where they will wait for springtime when they will be "seeded" with juvenile oyster spat. These young oysters will attach themselves to the shells, also known as substrate. The larger shell will then be placed into bays and estuaries to encourage native oyster growth. Oysters will be left indefinitely to spawn each year to jump start oyster populations.

We're calling on all diners, chefs, and producers who want to make a change by eating sustainable foods, supporting efforts of conservation, and by conveying the message of sustainability for the entire country to see.  Join us. 


We are ocean ambassadors who love good food, a good party and want to make sure oysters are a part of it all for generations to come. 

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