New Gardener Seminar and
Returning Gardener Oyster Roundup Dates

2014 seminars and roundups are completed for the season. Please check back next spring.



Each year, CBF Oyster Gardeners turn in their "mature" oysters at CBF oyster roundups at various locations throughout Virginia. This year we will be collecting oysters in June. That same day, CBF transplants the oysters to state-managed sanctuary reefs, where they are allowed to continue growing and spawning—helping to jump-start local oyster populations.

These roundups are also a way to get new seed oysters for the year. A $30 donation is suggested per 1,000 seed oysters to offset program costs. 

Dates and locations for 2015 oyster gardening season are listed below.   

(Registration will open in early March)

Norfolk Roundup
Norfolk Yacht and Country Club
7001 Hampton Blvd.
Norfolk, VA 23505

Tuesday, June 9
6:00-8:00 p.m.

Wachapreague Roundup
40 Atlantic Ave.
Wachapreague, VA 23480

Thursday, June 11
6:00-8:00 p.m.

Deltaville Roundup
Dozier's Regatta Point Marina
137 Neptune Ln.
Deltaville, VA 23043

Saturday, June 13
9:00-11:00 a.m.

Newport News Roundup
Mariner's Museum
100 Museum Dr.
Newport News, VA  23606

Tuesday, June 16
6:00-8:00 p.m.

Northern Neck Roundup
Bevans Oyster Company
1090 Skipjack Rd.
Kinsale, VA 22488

Saturday, June 20
9:00-11:00 a.m.

Virginia Beach Roundup
Brock Environmental Center
3663 Marlin Bay Dr.
Virginia Beach, VA  23455

Saturday, June 27
9:00-11:00 a.m.

If you have questions regarding CBF's oyster gardening program please contact:
Tanner Council
Hampton Roads Grassroots Coordinator
Chesapeake Bay Foundation
142 W. York Street, Suite 618
Norfolk, VA  23510
Please place "oyster gardening" in your subject line.

**Please wear gloves and relevant protective clothing while handling your oyster shells or float in order to prevent waterborne illness.**

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