Tag Archives: Oyster

Thank You SHUCK!

For a second year, Portland oyster lovers, make Shuck Portland an incredible success!  Through slurping, eating, drinking and purchase of Shuck merchandise and raffle tickets more than $10,000 was raised! The funds will support TWC’s work with The Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians and Oregon Oysters Farms to improve  Poole Slough estuary habitat that supports

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Hidden Treasures in Trash

After three hours of chainsaws running, removal of debris and raking, there is a clear trail running along the estuary at our Lincoln County preserve.  Thanks to our great partners, in particular Christine Klapp and Derek Wilson, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Lincoln County staff, Mid-Coast Watershed Council for organizing both materials and people. 

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What The Shell Happened to the Oysters?

What the Shell Happened to the Oysters?  In the early 1900’s Oregon was lined with prolific wild oyster populations. After the gold rush, the West Coast saw a rise in hydraulic mining, paper mills and human population which created a concentration in coastal water pollutants and killing off wild reefs. The surviving oysters were not

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Bringing Back the Oyster

The Confederate Tribes of the Siletz Indians, The Wetlands Conservancy, and Oregon Oyster Farms have partnered up to restore Olympia oysters at Poole Slough in the Yaquina Bay. By spreading oyster shell along the bottom of the channel, substrate is provided for juvenile native oysters to settle on, grow, and hopefully reproduce, providing a source

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