"When you put your hand in a flowing stream, you touch the last that has gone before and the first that is still to come."
Leonardo da Vinci
The San Francisco Bay is the largest estuary on the West Coast of the U.S. where fresh water from the Central Valley mixes with the salt water of the Pacific. Crabs, clams, fish and birds live in its deepwater channels, marshes and tidelands.
Farming on the Half Shell This weekend, I am taking a trip to Tomales Bay. Not just to enjoy the bucolic hills of West Marin, but also to join a panel of highly enthusiastic and esteemed oyster aficionados to talk about the future of shellfish farms. Why should people care about tiny underwater creatures like oysters?
An Oyster Forum
Learning on the Half-Shell The Watershed Project's Living Shoreline Initiative and our partner Pickleweed Point Oyster Farm were recently featured on the online environmental news website Grist.org. Click here to read the article.
The Watershed Project Featured on Grist.org
Oyster Farmer for a Day On April 7th, Pickleweed Point's oysters experienced some curious conditions: 50 environmental science high school students. This field trip was the culmination of the five-visit Wild! Oysters program for high school students, part of the Living Shoreline Initiative.
Students Learn about Aquaculture at Pickleweed Point
Grow (and Eat) Your Own Oysters The Watershed Project's Executive Director Linda Hunter recently made a trip out to Tomales Bay to visit our newest fiscally sponsored project: The Pickleweed Point Community Oyster Farm, directed by local Aquaculturist Luc Chamberland.
A Conversation with a Pickleweed Point Oyster Farmer