River Dunes participating in Oyster Shell Recycling

Building on a legacy of environmental stewarship, the community of River Dunes will be participating in the NC Division of Marine Fisheries Oyster Recycling Program.Residents and guests will be offered two spots in the community to drop off shells.Our recycling service will pick them up and deliver them to the designated collection spot near the community.

The shells will be deposited in brackish water locations, and new oyster reefs will quickly colonize.NC Marine Fisheries has instituted this program to increase oyster production and provide habitats for other beneficial marine organisms. Additionally, oysters filter 50 gallons of water a day, so they contribute organically to cleaner water.

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