New and veteran members had breakfast at the Galley Grill.
After some “insider” knowledge from bay man Joe Rizzo, members were off to clean the predator control nets covering the 2007 “crop” and then took a flotilla to Sedge Island to clean the nets there.
We have a new relationship. The US Navy Sea Cadets. They have taken over the Old Coast Guard facility in Beach Haven. Fix it up. Paint it up. And grow shellfish! Rob and Al have been doing a great job with the support of Executive Officer Tim.
New members learned about shellfish, the Barnegat Bay watershed, and our ecosystem. Additionally they helped build silos for the upwellers where we grow clams and oysters.
What a way to start the season! The Clam Trail was nominated and won the Governor’s Tourism Award For Excellence and we won! This is a very prestigious award (Only 10 such awards are given out for the entire state). Rick and Cara went to Atlantic City Thursday to receive it as part of the Governor’s Conference on Tourism.