Oyster Shell Recycling Program


Galveston Bay Foundation’s Oyster Shell Recycling Program promotes a sustainable Eastern oyster (Crassostrea virginica) population by returning shucked oyster shells from local restaurants back to Galveston Bay. The Oyster Shell Recycling Program preserves a valuable resource while providing partnership opportunities and hands-on volunteer opportunities for schools, Scouts, and other groups seeking community service and research. By returning shucked oyster shells to Galveston Bay, GBF is working to ensure a healthy oyster population for all to enjoy!





Thank you to all of our project partners & sponsors!

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Find out more about oysters!
Heros in a Half Shell – Aramco Services Company Produced Video
Texas Parks and Wildlife – The Eastern Oyster
The Nature Conservancy – Practitioner’s Guide to Shellfish Restoration
Oyster Restoration Workgroup
The Nature Conservancy – Oyster Habitat Restoration
Chesapeake Bay Foundation – The Eastern Oyster

Oyster Shell Recycling Program in the News
Gulf Coast Mariner Magazine (pg. 26)
Edible Houston
Houston Eater
Texas Parks & Wildlife Magazine
Houston Chronicle
Houston Public Media

Ways YOU can help:
EAT OYSTERS at participating restaurants!