Oyster – Restoration and Monitoring

Oyster reefs provide important benefits to the overall health of the Loxahatchee River by cleaning water, stabilizing shorelines and providing essential fish habitat. Oyster reefs have declined in the river due to a lack of hard surfaces where oyster larvae can attach. The Loxahatchee River District and their partners are working together to restore and conduct research on the oyster reefs in the Loxahatchee River. This restoration and research shows that oysters provide remarkable habitat that is home to a variety of fish, crabs, shrimp and other valuable species, while providing new areas for larval oysters to grow.