Community Oyster Restoration Program

Launched in the Summer of 2020 with the generous support of our clean water partners at Advanced Wastewater Solutions (AWS), the Community Oyster Restoration Program serves as an ongoing educational opportunity for the community to get their hands dirty and feet wet while helping to improve and restore our waterways! Located in Southampton’s Cold Spring Pond with support from the Southampton Town Trustees, this program currently grows 150,000 oysters (Crassostrea virginica) for local restoration efforts per year. Participants can help out with all aspects of the program from attending maintenance sessions scheduled throughout the season to assisting with seeding efforts in the fall aboard the Baykeeper patrol vessel and/or personal watercraft. Contact [email protected] to sign up for updates regarding this program or to schedule an on-site tour.