Volunteerism: Chesapeake Bay Oyster Restoration Project

 

Miltec UV is fortunate to be located on historic Kent Island, on the Eastern Shore of Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay. Our commitment to being an environmentally cognizant company extends to our staff.

Current staff member Nancy Kunkel volunteers with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s restoration projects, recently helping to build protective “Oyster Balls”.  A single adult oyster can filter approximately 50 gallons of water a day.   The sturdy habitats are designed to help repopulate the Bay’s declining oyster population by providing a safe environment for the oyster spat (baby oysters) to grow to maturity.

Nancy said she volunteers because, “As an avid kayaker, the Chesapeake Bay is an important part of both my life and those who live in and around the Bay.  The Chesapeake Bay Foundation offers educational, advocacy and restoration opportunities to help us protect the irreplaceable natural resource.”

For more information on the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, visit www.cbf.org.