Oysters and eelgrass

Today Charlie and I attended an event hosted by Ray Dowd at his home on Moniebogue Creek across from the village marina.

The event was a fundraiser for the Moriches Bay Project, a program to improve overall water quality by introducing more oysters, clams and eelgrass into our marine waters.

Maria-Ray Dowd
Maria & Ray Dowd

Oyster gardening programs have been successfully implemented to help the recovery of the Chesapeake Bay  in Maryland and in the Hudson River in New York/New Jersey.  Each oyster can filter up to 50 gallons of water every day, removing nitrates from the water, and helping to prevent devastating algae blooms.

We can be thankful for people like Ray and those involved with the Moriches Bay Project who are willing to roll up their sleeves, dive in and make our community a better place to live.  The work of this group is worth examining closely.


Vote For A Fresh Start on June 20th.

Voting is At Village Hall from Noon until 9:00 p.m.