"Erosion has taken a toll on the banks of the John B. Gore Park, and
Deane Bozeman students came out Friday to stop it through a shoreline
Students loaded about 1,000 mesh bags of
purchased recycled oyster shells onto the banks of the park, creating
both a breakwater to protect the coast and quality habitat.
“It’s not really hard work,” said sophomore Caitlynn Oswald. “The oysters are a little heavy, but it’s not unusual.”
project gave the students, who have been studying shoreline restoration
in class, a chance to take their lessons to the shore.
“This allows them to do the hands-on portion, and see it all come to fruition,” Peltonen said.
students have taken part in the project since 2015, as a part of the
Bay Grasses and Classes project, said Riley Timbs, habitat restoration
and education coordinator...."