100,000 clams planted in the Indian River Lagoon on Earth Day
Published: Monday, April 25, 2022
Whitney Laboratory joined with Star Brite Solutions, Coastal Conservation Association Florida, and the IRL Clam Restoration Project to plant 100,000 clams, along with dozens of red mangroves, in the Indian River Lagoon on Earth Day!
The clams planted on Friday added to the 13 million clams put into the lagoon over the last three years.The plantings kicked off the inaugural Clean Water Collective, a three-day event promoting habitat restoration in the Indian River Lagoon.
A BIG thank you to Star Brite Solutions (this event launched their new Sea Safe products and Clean Water Collective), Coastal Conservation Association Florida and Marker 24 Marina for making it all possible! Special thanks to Cory Redwine (part of Whitney's clam restoration team and mangrove restoration advocate) who worked especially hard with husband Derrick to bring it all together. Thank you to the Cedar Key Aquaculture Association and IFAS Shellfish Extension Agent Leslie Sturmer for contributing clams to the effort.
Click Orlando Article
Photo Credit: Coastal Conservation Association Florida (Left to Right: CCA, Blair Wiggins (Blair Wiggins Outdoors and Clam restoration project) Sara with CCA, Cory Redwine, Norman Kolsch, Todd Osborne (UF and IRL Clam Restoration Project)
Follow the IRL Clam Restoration Project