As we have developed our business, our ears perk every time we hear the word oyster. A sweet customer we met over the weekend commented that we must look at every oyster shell and immediately start brainstorming what we could do with it - SO TRUE!
We recently received an email blast through our "big girl" jobs about the opportunity to volunteer with Charleston Waterkeeper and the South Carolina DNR to restore oyster beds. We had NO idea what this entailed, but signed up immediately. We dressed to get dirty as the email suggested, put on our sunscreen and showed up to the Wappoo Boat Landing last Friday.
Not only did we learn so much about our local Charleston waters and the DNR's mission to rebuild and restore our local oyster crop, we also met super interesting people. Lesson learned, if you want to get close to someone, get in an assembly line passing over 600 30 pound bags of old oyster shells. You get real close ... real quick.
During our volunteering, we helped unload the bags of used oyster shells and relocated them to a local marsh area on the edge of the Charleston harbor. The June heat couldn't phase us with the light breeze and beautiful view of downtown behind us. If you want to give back to our local community, we suggest you look into Charleston Waterkeeper. They are fantastic! We are going to volunteer with them again in July ... of course, rebuilding more oyster reefs! If you want to join us, let us know!