Sustainable Oyster Restoration & Farming


Monday, April 11th 5PM – 6:30PM


Ellwood’s Cafe


Tommy Leggett of the Cheasapeake Bay Foundation


Have you ever wondered what goes into oyster farming while you were effortlessly shucking away at your next bite? Ever curious about the effect on oyster farming at the Cheasapeake Bay and it’s surroundings? Join us at Ellwood’s Cafe for a presentation by the Cheasapeake Bay Foundation’s Tommy Leggett.

Tommy Leggett manages the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) Virginia Oyster Restoration Center, and has over twenty years of direct experience in commercial fishing, policy making and restoration. He has also been engaged in his own commercial shellfish aquaculture business since 1996. He grows approximately 200,000 oysters annually in addition to his full time job with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. He has a master’s degree in marine science from the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, School of Marine Science, College of William and Mary and is a past appointee to the Virginia Marine Resources Commission.





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Call the customer service desk at 804-359-7525.