|Supporting the good things about Edisto|
Some people think EIPA's trying to stop progress.
Most recently we helped SC DNR publicize and carry out their annual
|The first step is to make
bags to hold the oyster
shells. This will keep
them from wandering.
|Then oyster shells are raked into buckets which are dumped into cylinders.||The cylinders are lifted leaving the shells in the mesh bags. It takes a lot of shells to build a bed.|
|The bags of shell are taken to the landing and loaded onto a small boat to be transported to the new
|It takes a lot of bags and boat loads of shell to make even a small oyster bed.||The sun is hot, the work is tiring and after a while even an oyster bed makes a place to rest.|
|This is the second of two oyster beds built that day. They total about 28 feet long.
In time new oysters will attach to the bagged shell. Oysters help to filter the salt water, improving water quality and improving
|The group gathers, a mixture of DNR
staff and volunteers from as far away as Beaufort. All part of the on going effort to preserve Edisto, it's environment, and the quality of our waters.
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