Press – NWF State Baseball Team Helps Build Reef

The Northwest Florida State College baseball team took time off the field last Friday to help build oyster reefs in Alaqua Bayou in Walton County. “They were some of the fastest reef builders so far,” said Erika Zambello, communications coordinator for the Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance. Read the article on the Northwest Florida Daily News here!…

Coastal Angler – Volunteers Build Oyster Reefs in Choctawhatchee Bay

Photo used with permission from the Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance. Thigh-deep in the warm, brackish water of the Choctawhatchee Bay, volunteers stood in straight lines. Their arm-lengths connected a barge loaded down with bagged oyster shells to a partially completed oyster reef in Marina Cove, Niceville. Moving as one, volunteers from the barge handed off mesh…

Press – Northwest Florida Daily News

In a recent article about a potential Choctawhatchee Bay Estuary program, Tom McLaughlin discusses work done to prepare for the grant application: “In the months leading up to the release of the RFP, Erika Zambello, Okaloosa’s marine economic and tourist development resource coordinator, enlisted support for the Choctawhatchee Bay estuary program from a wide array…