SHELL BAGGING

Oyster Bagging

Roll your sleeves up and get ready to bag some oyster shells. Shell bagging prepares us for our reef building operations. You’ll get both a great work out and contribute to the next generation of oyster reefs!

ADOPT-A-MANGROVE

Mangrove Re-Planting

Mangroves provide a safe home for native plants, animals and birds. Join us at the Zoo to learn more about mangroves and take home a seedling to foster and later plant at a restoration site. The event includes a tour of our aquarium and touch tank!

Satellite Beach Osyter Gardeners

Are you a Brevard County resident with a dock along the Indian River Lagoon? Sign up to be an OYSTER GARDENER and help Brevard Zoo’s Restore Our Shores program!

Mangrove Plantings in Lagoon

Are you a Brevard County resident with waterfront property? Sign up to receive information about getting a living shoreline on your property through Brevard Zoo’s Restore Our Shores program!

Oyster Shell Bag Pile

Moving bags of oyster shell that will be used in the build. These will serve as future habitat to the spawn of the oysters that our Gardeners have grown. Each build is unique to its location and will ultimately help create a “living shoreline” all along the Indian River Lagoon.

Oyster Reef Building

SPRING RECAP 2017
REEF BUILDING

The Restore Our Shores team has continued making significant progress with its reef building efforts. Throughout the spring, the team constructed reefs in Port St. John and multiple areas in Indiatlantic,  totaling over 850 linear feet. Future builds are awaiting permits and will likely to continue in mid to late August.