Seasons of the Salt Marsh: Winter Shellfish

  • Friday, February 14, 2014

  • Updated Friday, February 14, 2014 10:56 am

Join staff from North Inlet-Winyah Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve on Monday, Feb. 17, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. for a public education program featuring oysters and clams.

Learn all about oysters and clams, including the importance and ecology of oyster reefs and mudflats, the diversity of other organisms that also inhabit these areas, rules and regulations for collecting, and how to choose and gather your own. At the end of the program participants will visit a nearby tidal creek to see some oyster reefs in person.

Cost: $5/person; please call the Hobcaw Barony Discovery Center to register at 843-546-4623

A variety of seasonal education programs are sponsored by the North Inlet-Winyah Bay Reserve, headquartered at the University of South Carolina’s Belle W. Baruch Institute for Marine and Coastal Sciences on Hobcaw Barony. For more information about the Reserve, and a schedule of other program offerings, please visit


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