Sink Your Shucks Community Oyster Reef Restoration Event (OPEN!)

Goose Island State Park
May 11, 2024
9:00 am
May 11, 2024
12:00 pm
Goose Island State Park - Pier
202 S Palmetto St
Rockport, TX 78382

Join HRI’s Sink Your Shucks TM program at Goose Island State Park to help rebuild an oyster reef in Aransas Bay!  Volunteers will work stations to bag recycled oyster shell then place them into the bay. Participants of all ages are welcome, but shell can be heavy and we will be near open water so close parental guidance is required.  Volunteers should wear closed-toe shoes (wading boots are perfect), clothes that can get wet and dirty, sunscreen, and a hat. Work gloves and shovels will be provided as well as drinks and snacks.

Registration is requested (link above). Volunteers will receive a free T-shirt for signing up while supplies last.

The Sink Your ShucksTM program, founded in 2009, is the first in Texas to reclaim more than 1,000,000 pounds of shucked oyster shells from local restaurants and wholesalers and return them to our local waters, providing substrate to form new reefs and habitat for fish, crabs, and other organisms.