Volunteers Wanted for Oyster Project
DEP Charlotte Harbor Aquatic Preserves (CHAP) and The Nature Conservancy are working together to
create new oyster habitat in the Peace River, adjacent to CHAP and the City of Punta Gorda's Trabue
Harborwalk. Volunteers are needed immediately to help with all aspects of this project, from drilling
oyster shells, preparing mat material, making oyster mats, filling bags with shell, to deploying the
materials in the water. There’s something for everyone! This is a great volunteer project for civic
groups, schools, clubs, boating groups, recreational clubs, church groups - or anyone looking for a
fun way to help restore the estuary. Visit
http://bit.ly/charlotteharbor for more information.
Please contact Katherine Aug, Community Outreach Coordinator at 941-575-5861 ext. 117 or
Katherine.Aug@dep.state.fl.us if you are interested in helping with the project.