Thursday, March 27, 2008

'Oyster Restoration' Explored at Washington College

Chestertown, MD — One of the salient dilemmas facing the Chesapeake ecosystem will be confronted when the Center for Environment & Society presents "Oyster Restoration in the Chesapeake Bay," a lecture by Dr. Donald "Mutt" Meritt, Senior Agent at Horn Point Laboratory, and Dr. Donald Webster, Marine Science Agent at the Wye Research and Education Center, at Washington College's Wingate Lecture Hall on Tuesday, April 1, at 7 p.m.

Dr. Meritt is a leading authority on the Crassostrea virginica (that is, the American oyster) and has been at the forefront of research related to Chesapeake Bay oyster restoration. He has published widely on the subject and has appeared frequently on Maryland Public Television's "Maryland Outdoors" program.

Dr. Webster is another prominent voice addressing Chesapeake oyster issues, being known for his expertise in commercial fish and shellfish aquaculture. A highly skilled scientific SCUBA diver, he is a member of the Maryland Aquaculture Coordinating Council.

Wingate Lecture Hall is located in Goldstein Hall, Room 100. Admission to "Oyster Restoration in the Chesapeake Bay" is free and open to the public. For more information, call 410/778-7295.

March 26, 2008

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