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Help Needed To Build Oyster Reefs In Onslow County

The N.C. Coastal Federation needs volunteers to build three oyster reefs and to restore salt marsh along the shoreline of Stump Sound in Onslow County.

The Daily News of Jacksonville reported that volunteers are needed Thursday and Saturday at the federation's Morris Landing Preserve near Holly Ridge in Onslow County.

On Thursday, volunteers are needed to carry about 4,000 bags of oyster shells and marl from a stockpile to the shoreline, where they'll be stacked in shallow water to form the new reefs. Contractors will place concrete domes in the water for the third reef.

On Saturday, volunteers will haul the remainder of the 4,000 bags down to the shoreline to complete the two new oyster reefs and also plant about 2,800 seedlings of a native wetland grass.


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