Public invited to tour hatchery, learn about oyster gardening
In the Mobile Bay Oyster Gardening Program, oysters spawned at the Auburn University Shellfish Laboratory on Dauphin Island are given to volunteers whose care allows them to grow to a size that will make it easier for them to survive on restorations reefs.
People interested in the oyster gardening program are invited to take a tour of the hatchery at the Shellfish Lab and learn about the program at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 19. People who have grown oysters from their piers, are interested in becoming gardeners, have adopted gardens or are curious about oyster gardening are welcome.
The Auburn University Shellfish Laboratory is located at 150 Agassiz St. on Dauphin Island, Ala.