Since it began,  Shell to Shore has partnered with Save Our Legacy Ourself helping to think about ongoing flooding issues on Sapelo Island and about oyster habitat restoration. Last week Atlanta Magazine ran a story that in part highlighted the importance of this work we all do together.

Here is the blurb from Atlanta Magazine.

Hunt Revell realized that oysters are more than just slurpable happy hour treats when he taught high school in New York City. A Georgia boy, he remarked to his coworkers that he grew up eating oysters all the time, to which they replied, “‘Yeah, but we like them because they filter 50 gallons of water a day, and they’re good for the marine habitat, and oyster reefs can help with storm surge, flooding, and erosion, and we think they’re a great sustainable food source,’” recalls Revell. “I was like, Whoa, okay, that’s a whole ’nother level of love for oysters.” This stuck with him when he moved back home, and in 2021 he cofounded @shell_to_shore, an oyster shell recycling nonprofit, in hopes of restoring Georgia’s shorelines. Restaurants like @kimballhouse and @millerunionatl give oyster shells to the nonprofit and they recycle the shells to help restore Georgia coastlines.

Read the full story here:

📷: @rinneallen


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