The Yaquina Estuary is one of the only places on the Oregon coast where native oysters can thrive.

The Yaquina Estuary is one of the only places on the Oregon coast where native oysters can thrive.

courtesy of The Wetlands Conservancy

  • A fundraiser in Portland aims to produce 20,000 oyster shells to help create habitat for native oysters in Netarts and Yaquina bays. Lyf Gildersleeve, of Flying Fish Company, and Esther Lev, of the Wetlands Conservancy, explain the ecological benefit of Olympia oysters.

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