The department is soliciting feedback on potential sites to receive substrate and seed restoration in the Manokin River Sanctuary. Information about these sites is provided by:
Public comments will be accepted by emailing email@example.com by Tuesday, March 9, 2021 or by attending the meeting. Download the presentation here.
The restoration plan for the Manokin River may be found here.
The pre-construction groundtruthing reports can be found here, Fall 2019, Spring 2020.
Restoration sites are identified as ‘seed only’ restoration (hatchery-produced spat-on-shell added to existing remnant reefs) or ‘substrate + seed’ restoration (adding reef-building substrate to the reef footprint, followed by planting with hatchery-produced spat-on-shell) or ‘premet’ (sites that already meet the Oyster Metrics target oyster density (50+ oysters per m2) and oyster biomass (50+ grams per m2) and not slated to receive initial restoration). Site treatments may change based annual pre-restoration groundtruthing survey results.
Below is an interactive map with potential restoration reefs in the Manokin River Sanctuary. The legend and layers are located in the upper right hand corner. You can click on a reef to see more information. The information on the map was last updated in July 2020.
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