Lynnhaven River NOW, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and Buy Fresh Buy Local Hampton Roads collaborated on a tour of three different oyster reefs in the Lynnhaven, accompanied by oyster experts who explain[ed] the habitat and history of our famous Lynnhaven oysters.
We showed off some monster wild Lynnhavens we recently discovered. It is not sustainable to eat them yet so it was strickly show & tell.
With improved storm water management practices being worked on by the City, Lynnhaven River NOW, the Army Corp of Engineers, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation & others and with the growing aqua culture business in the Lynnhaven – there are 23 million oysters being raised in the Lynnhaven today – it might be possible some day to enjoy eating wild Lynnhavens again.
Some were old friends but there were many new ones; foodie folks who are eating and writing about Lynnhaven oysters.
They are our newest driving force to raise awareness about the importance of clean waters and clean oysters.