Moriches Elementary Students Construct Oyster Cages to Help Improve Moriches Bay

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Fourth-grade students at Moriches Elementary School recently received a visit from volunteers from the Moriches Bay Project, an aquatic restoration program with a mission to improve the overall water quality in Moriches Bay and increase environmental productivity by re-establishing populations of shellfish and eelgrass to the fragile marine environment. The students worked with their teachers and Moriches Bay Project volunteers to build oyster cages, which can hold 250 oysters and collectively filter approximately 12,500 gallons of water per day. The students’ work will be part of an oyster garden that will be placed in the bay this summer.

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