Sunday, September 21, 2014


Well, after 22 weeks I finished my Eagle project yesterday. It was exciting to get the oysters out of their floats and onto the reef. A huge thanks to the homeowners, sponsors, and volunteers who made the project a reality, especially Ryan Colston for the use of his boat and Erin Colston for being our photographer by kayak. And, the project will live on via a handful of homeowners who have asked for floats to use into the future. This will be my final post - thanks for following along!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Oyster Harvest Day

Hi everyone. Oyster harvest day is now less than a week away. On Saturday, September 20th at 7:00am, bright and early, we will meet in front of 425 Riverside Dr. This is everyone's last chance to come out and help or observe. We will be taking a boat to dump the oysters and people are free to ride and help with the dumping process, although people will have to take turns. After we finish with the oysters (around 10 o'clock am) we will have sort of a mini-party with coffee and donuts. Please RSVP at if you are going to come. Thank you all for your support all throughout this process and I hope to seeing everyone on Saturday!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Half Way Point

Hi everybody. I apologize for the very delayed post. I was tied up with swim team and then I went on vacation. We  are now well over the half way point for the project. We have dumped the oysters into the baskets and cleaned them really well one last time and it's all downhill from here. We had a maintenance day yesterday although it wasn't the usual. It was raining pretty hard and with the possibility of thunder and lightning we only inspected and repaired the floats that needed it the most. Our next maintenance day is on August 9th at 9:00 am at the usual location. As this is one of the last oyster days we have left I encourage those who haven't had a chance to participate to come out. Thanks for the continued support!

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Last Saturday was our fifth maintenance day for the WeGrO project. We pulled out the baskets and scraped the barnacles and vegetation off of the baskets and let the oysters sun themselves for a while. The oysters are not quite big enough to be in the cages by themselves, but they are well on their way. We hope to remove them from their bags in two more weeks. Our next maintenance day is Thursday, June 26th at the usual location. I had to move it because I have a conflict next weekend. I thank you for your continued support and help. Stay tuned for more!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

8 Weeks and Counting...

Hi everyone. I apologize that I haven't blogged in a while. But I just wanted to give a quick update on how the oysters are doing. Last Saturday, June 1st,  we had our third maintenance day where we paddled out in kayaks and canoes and checked on the oysters. As of right now they are between the size of a quarter and a half dollar coin and are almost ready to leave the grow-out bags. This Saturday, June 14th,  is our fourth maintenance day and we will be taking the oysters out of the bags. I strongly encourage people to come out and watch, help, and/or visit to see how big the oysters have gotten. We will meet in front of 425 Riverside Dr. Portsmouth, VA 23707 at 1:00 pm. Stay tuned for more!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Second Maintenance Day

Last Saturday was our second maintenance day. We pulled up the baskets and cleaned them as well as the grow-out bags. The oysters have already doubled their original size, and it has only been a month! I had some great help from fellows scouts and family. I am so grateful for all of the help and support thus far. Stay tuned for more!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Maintenance Day Saturday

Sent out by Cam earlier this evening via email: Hi everybody. I just wanted to remind you that the second oyster maintenance day is this Saturday from 9 am to roughly 10:30 am. We will be cleaning the grow-out bags and letting the oysters "sun" themselves for awhile. We will meet at425 Riverside Dr. like we did for the build day. Wear clothes that you do not mind getting wet and/or dirty and closed-toed shoes! Sun-block is also highly recommended. I would really appreciate your help. Thank you so much!