Taylor Ryan

Local-July 19, 2013
9:56 am
Fri July 19, 2013

Youths Bolster Recycled Oyster Reef-Building Efforts at St. James Plantation

The Boys and Girls Club of Southport takes a splashy break from carefully placing erosion-curbing oyster shells along the banks of the waterway.

A motley assortment of retirees, marine biology students and children gathered yesterday at the St. James Plantation to help build wildlife-protective reefs along the waterway’s banks. St. James residents have worked on this project with UNCW’s Center for Marine Sciences since 2007. This year, the Boys and Girls Club of Southport joined in on the effort, too.

"How’s everybody doing? Do we need a little help?"

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