The Shuck and Share project is a collaborative effort between the Marine Discovery Center (MDC) in New Smyrna Beach, Gamble Rogers State Park in Flagler Beach, and participating restaurants in Flagler County and Volusia County to recycle oyster shells into restoration materials to be used for shoreline restoration and stabilization at North Peninsula State Park & Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area instead of contributing to the growth of landfills.
The Shuck and Share project is a grant-funded not for profit program. Volunteers pick up oyster shells from participating restaurants three times a week, as well as create oyster shell bags with the recycled shell.
Since beginning the Shuck and Share program in 2016, state park volunteers have collected and recycled over 191,000 pounds of oyster shells. Of the shells recycled, over 142,000 pounds have already been placed back into the environment in the form of oyster bags along the shorelines of several state parks, including Gamble Rogers, North Peninsula and Washington Oaks and National Park Cape Canaveral National Seashore.
Want to help bag oysters? - Be prepared to laugh while getting a great workout!
Contact Stephanie York for times and dates.