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You slurp em’, you slam em’, you savor em’… That’s right.  We’re talking oysters.  But, what do you do after the party’s over?

Oysters are a fundamental part of living in the south and thanks to the University of Georgia’s Marine Extension Program, we are getting the chance to redeem some prime oyster real estate right here in The Golden Isles.  UGA’s oyster shell program is called G.E.O.R.G.I.A. (Generating Enhanced Oyster Reefs in Georgia’s Inshore Areas). They have established shell donation centers up and down the Georgia coast and anyone can donate their empty oyster shells. Volunteers are always needed for year-round events and shell pick-up services are available for parties/restaurants with large amounts of discarded shells.

Invest in the future and recycle your oyster shells.  Do it for the larvae!

Aww, shucks… How about a little low-tide humor before the links…

Q. Why don’t oysters give to charity?
A. Because they’re shellfish.

GEORGIA

GOLDEN ISLES SHELL DROP OFF LOCATIONS:                     http://www.marex.uga.edu/shellfish/oystershellcenters.htm 

G.E.O.R.G.I.A. OYSTER RESTORATION HOMEPAGE: http://www.marex.uga.edu/shellfish/oysterrest.html

GEORGIA OYSTER SHELL PROGRAM BROCHURE: http://www.marex.uga.edu/shellfish/pdf/brochures/ga_program_07_proof2.pdf

NORTH CAROLINA

NORTH CAROLINA – OYSTER SHELL RECYCLING PROGRAM HOMEPAGE: http://portal.ncdenr.org/web/mf/oyster-shell-recycling-program

NORTH CAROLINA OYSTER SHELL DROP-OFF SITES:                             http://portal.ncdenr.org/web/mf/public-oyster-shell-recycling-locations

SOUTH CAROLINA

SOUTH CAROLINA OYSTER SHELL RESTORATION & ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM HOMEPAGE: http://score.dnr.sc.gov/index.php