New Olympia oyster habitat created in Discovery Bay – PDN

I guess this would be considered tooting my own horn. Thanks to the PDN for covering it.

Volunteers with the Jefferson County Marine Resources Committee have created a new half-acre of native Olympia oyster habitat at the south end of Discovery Bay. The group’s goal is to jump-start an expansion of the small but thriving Olympia oyster population near the project site.  (Peninsula Daily News)

http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/article/20140820/NEWS/308209982/new-olympia-oyster-habitat-created-in-discovery-bay

Work underway to return Olympia oysters to Port Gamble Bay – Kitsap Sun

More efforts underway for restoration of the Sound natives:

Efforts of the nonprofit Puget Sound Restoration Fund are adding Olympia oysters and kelp near Point Julia in Port Gamble Bay, bringing back a native species and underwater forest that supports the local ecosystem. A team of nine full- and part-time staff began the first portion of the restoration project in late June for the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe, when divers placed 1,200 feet of natural-fiber ropes seeded with young bull kelp plants.

http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2012/aug/18/work-underway-to-return-olympia-oysters-to-port/

Olympia Oyster hatchery to be built in Manchester

The effort to restore native Olympia oysters to Puget Sound will take an important step forward later this year, when a permanent oyster hatchery will be built in Manchester. The 1,500-square-foot hatchery — designed to produce up to 1 million baby oysters a year — will be constructed at Manchester Research Station, a federal facility operated by Northwest Fisheries Science Center. Oyster hatchery to be built at Manchester Research Station

http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2012/apr/20/oyster-hatchery-to-be-built-at-manchester/

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