Hoosiers Headed Home After Helping With Gulf Restoration

(UNDATED) – THE NATURE CONSERVANCY’S INDIANA STAFF IS HEADED BACK HOME AFTER PARTICIPATING IN GULF RESTORATION EFFORTS IN ALABAMA. THE VOLUNTEERS SPENT THE WEEKEND PASSING 23,000 BAGS OF OYSTER SHELLS FROM LAND TO SHALLOW WATER IN AN ASSEMBLY LINE FASHION TO CREATE THE FOUNDATION FOR OYSTER REEFS TO GROW. STATE DIRECTOR MARY MCCONNELL SAYS OYSTER REEFS SUPPORT COMMERCIAL AND RECREATIONAL FISHERIES BECAUSE THEY PROVIDE ESSENTIAL NURSERY HABITAT THAT SHRIMP, CRAB AND FISH WILL NEED TO RECOVER QUICKLY FROM LAST YEAR‘S BP OIL SPILL.

(From Network Indiana)

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