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Four Year Oyster Restoration at Harris Creek Finished

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Don Rush
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The oyster restoration project has been wrapped up at Harris Creek.  

Over the last four years the area has been declared a sanctuary keeping watermen from harvesting oysters there.

But WBOC reports that yesterday the last of the oysters were thrown overboard to settle on the bottom of the river.

Peyton Robertson, director the Chesapeake Bay office of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, told the station that around 2 billion oysters have been plants over the 350 acres.

Rocks have been used to create a reef like structure for the oysters to cling to.

Don Rush is the News Director at Delmarva Public Media. An award-winning journalist, Don reports major local issues of the day, from sea level rise, to urban development, to the changing demographics of Delmarva.