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…