3-5-20 Oyster shell project at MacDill AFB
Tampa Bay Watch is recruiting volunteers to install an oyster shell bar on the shoreline of MacDill Air Force Base on Thursday, March 5 from 9 AM - Noon
This oyster shell project involves shoveling fossilized shell into mesh bags and transporting the shell bags to the shoreline to create a series of oyster bars. It is pretty physical labor with oyster shell bags weighing around 30 pounds each. The goal is to restore lost habitat systems to the bay, prevent further erosion of the shoreline and improve water quality through natural biological filtration. Click here for more information about the oyster bar program.
Clearance: We'll ask you for some personal information in the registration process: your middle name, the state who issued your driver's license, driver's license number, and the expiration date of your driver's license for MacDill's security clearance. The minimum age for volunteers is 18 years old for this project. You must have a valid driver’s license, vehicle registration, and car insurance to drive onto the base. The deadline for volunteer registration is one week prior to the project to allow time for security clearance so you'll be pre-approved for entry. 
Where: We will meet within MacDill Air Force Base. Driving directions will be emailed to you in a reminder message about a week prior to the event.

What to wear: Volunteers should wear clothing they don't mind getting wet or dirty, closed toe shoes or water shoes, hat, sunscreen, bugspray, and bring a water bottle. You will be getting wet and dirty!
The quantity below indicates the number of volunteers in your group. Please click 'add to cart' to proceed to the registration page. If you have a group of volunteers over five people, please email Rachel at or call (727) 867-8166 x233.