There are various oyster-reef restoration projects going on around the US - in Galveston Bay, in NYC Harbor, Chesapeake Bay, Indian River Lagoon FL, Louisiana, .. but there's a dispute w/ NJ DEC on one side & Baykeeper & Rutger University on the other hoping to rebuild historic oyster reefs in Raritan Bay (read discussion). Baykeeper requests DEC to reconsider their ban: http://www.app.com/article/20140129/NJOPINION02/301290017/State-should-reconsider-ban-oyster-research?nclick_check=1
The flavor of Pleasure House Oysters are exquisite, with a silky texture and a sweet, almost floral seaweed flavor that’s utterly lacking in metallic mineral tinge. We’ve had fresh oysters around the world, and these were among the best we’ve tasted– a testament to the conservation comeback going on in the Lynnhaven River and Chesapeake Bay... Wildlife conservation | USA | Maryland | Virginia - @greenglobaltrvl
Accotink Creek watershed at Fairfax VA.. Note that GMU is on Pohick Creek watershed and not Accotink as is Merrifield, Mantua, Dunn Loring & Fairfax Cirle area of Fairfax City. American Civil War 1862-1865 Cultural Resource Area__Hallowed Ground USA . Old Lee Hwy to Little River TPK (State RT 236). Click photo for GMU Pohick Creek topic.