ecoRI.com: The Nature Conservancy partnered with the Newport Restaurant Group and the Matunuck Oyster Bar this past summer to collect oyster and clam shells to build oyster reefs in Rhode Island waters.

To date, the partnership has collected more than 25 tons of half-shells, which otherwise would have ended up in landfills. These shells will be deployed in Rhode Island’s coastal salt ponds as constructed reefs, where they will serve as homes to new wild oysters and a wide range of fish and other marine life.

Read more about the building of RI oyster reefs.



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