Phillips Wharf Environmental Center of Tilghman Island is pleased to announce it's annual Oyster Planting day in conjunction with Tilghman Islanders Grow Oysters Project on June 10th, 2017.
Phillips Wharf Environmental Center has been coordinating the Tilghman Islanders Grow Oysters Project for the past 6 years. TIGO is a part of the larger Marylanders Grow Oysters program run by the DNR. These programs aim to aid in oyster repopluation efforts all over the Chespeake Bay. Every year TIGO plants over 115.000 oysters at the sanctuary site at Rabbit Point, which is located up Harris Creek near Wittman.
On June 10th, we will be collecting the 600 cages of oysters that have been growing on TIGO member's docks for the past 9 months in and around the Tilghman Island area. After collecting the cages, we will take the oysters out of the cages and place them in baskets in preparation for planting. In the afternoon, we will load the oysters on to boats and travel out to the sanctuary where will place them on the existing oyster bar.