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)

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.

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

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