Restoration of the Native Olympia Oyster in Fidalgo Bay

October 7, 2020
Interested in learning more about native oysters in the Salish Sea?
If so, join us for a free virtual presentation hosted by the Padilla Bay Foundation ( and made possible by the Lance Christopher Smith and Benjamin Fisher Aguero Memorial Fund.
WHAT: Presentation on “Restoration of the Native Olympia Oyster in Fidalgo Bay”
WHEN: Wednesday, October 7, 4—5 pm (Zoom)
WHO: Dr. Paul Dinnel (presenter)
To register for this FREE event, go to:
Olympia oyster beds in the Salish Sea were virtually wiped out more than a century ago by over-harvesting, habitat destruction and pulp mill pollution. Recent restoration efforts have mostly focused on Puget Sound proper where remnant populations still existed. In 2002, Fidalgo Bay was selected as the first “North Puget Sound” site to attempt restoration. Since that time, the Skagit County Marine Resources Committee has partnered with the Puget Sound Restoration Fund, Taylor Shellfish, several other groups and myriad volunteers to bring this iconic shellfish back to our local waters. At this presentation you will learn about the progress that has been made in the past 18 years.
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