I just signed up for a volunteer project. (No, it’s not mandatory community service…)
As a life-long local and beach bum, I love the ocean.
Clean, clear ocean water is important to me. (“Clearwater” used to have “clear water”, right?)
Growing up, this was my favorite PSA from the Surfrider Foundation.
We only get clear water by filter-feeders (like oysters and clams) doing their job. Typically a single oyster can filter up to 2 gallons (7.57 litres) of water an hour.
Unfortunately, we have over-harvested them for years, and there simply aren’t enough to keep the water clean.
So, I volunteered to help Tampa Bay Watch build oyster domes, ideal habitats for oysters to set up shop, eat a lot, and, er, propagate.
Find out more (or sign up for yourself) here: