Keeping Our Bays Clean
We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who attended RFMA, Restaurant Point West and PRSM this year. A special thank you goes out to those of you who stopped by our booth and donated towards planting much needed oysters for three bays and estuaries in the US.
Thanks to you, we were able to plant a total of 525 oysters! That’s nearly 10,000,000 gallons of water annually that is now going to be filtered in these estuaries, providing a clean ecosystem for all the inhabitants.
Oysters are considered a keystone organism because of their importance to marine life. They naturally filter the water in which they live by pumping water through their gills. This traps particles of food and other nutrients, as well as suspends sediments and chemical contaminants. The result is clean water for all the surrounding life in the ecosystem including underwater grasses and marine critters. Providing a natural reef habitat for the small fish encourages a healthy life cycle for all the marine life, thus naturally increasing the number of fish in areas where they grow and helping to create a dynamic ecosystem.
If you missed your chance to help at the show, please visit smi247.com/relic for more information on how you can donate.