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Star News: Shuckin’ Shack Volunteers at North Carolina Coastal Federation’s Oyster Shell-Bagging Event

The oyster bar franchise’s support will help to create a 300 foot living shoreline that will provide marine habitat and promote clean water through the growth of new oysters.

According to Star News, dozens of volunteers helped load oyster and rock bags at the event on February 14 at the Morris Landing Clean Water Preserve in Holly Ridge, NC. The event was supported by a grant from the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission. The water preserve is 52 acres owned and protected by the North Carolina Coastal Federation, focusing on coastal habitats, living shorelines, oyster restoration and providing public access. 

The article explains creating this 300 foot living shoreline will reduce erosion, improve water quality and provide habitat for marine wildlife. Bonnie Mitchell with the North Carolina Coastal Federation says, "With the help of our 37 volunteers, we were able to create 552 recycled oyster shell bags, approximately 5 tons, and 600 bags of marl bags, estimated at 9 tons! This material will be used to build a new living shoreline at Morris Landing. Once constructed, the living shoreline will not only stabilize the shoreline, but will provide vitally important fish habitat and promote clean water through the growth of new oysters! None of this would be possible if not for the dedication and determination that was displayed on Friday. Your love of the coast is clear to see, and we are so very appreciative for all your support”. 

Founded in 2007, Shuckin’ Shack has always been committed to protecting our oceans, water and marine life. Volunteering at this event proves their commitment even further, as the shoreline will lead to more oyster development.

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