The rebounding Lafayette River is first when it comes to oyster reefs

Restored reefs will help keep the Norfolk tributary healthy into the future

The Lafayette River in Norfolk, Va., will be the first Chesapeake Bay tributary in the state to meet goals for oyster restoration, according to standards set by bay scientists. Central to the river’s oyster restoration effort has been reefs built by the Elizabeth River Project and seeded with baby oysters by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.

Learn about the impact of oyster restoration efforts from Joe Rieger, deputy director of restoration at the Elizabeth River Project, and Jackie Shannon, Virginia oyster restoration manager at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.

  • Produced by Will Parson
  • Music/Audio: "Cast in Wicker" by Blue Dot Sessions via
  • Special thanks to Joe Rieger, David Koubsky and Jackie Shannon

Comments (1)

December 01, 2017

hi, why can’t you just filter the water?

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