In its Pledge for Growth, the Port of Charleston is joining other state and local agencies for an oyster reef restoration project. Although oyster season is over on the coast of South Carolina, the Port of Charleston, the Department of Natural Resources and the Coastal Conservation Association are teaming up for this oyster reef restoration project.
Oyster reefs are vital in improving water quality. The project aims at protecting the state’s oysters during the “off” season. The State Ports Authority is continuing its Pledge for Growth with this initiative by “walking the talk” and pitching in by planting oyster shells along Daniel Island, near Charleston. It’s all part of a five-year, $1 million project. The project is now in its third year. Volunteers from the Coastal Conservation Association and the Daniel Island Inshore Fishing Club are also participating.