Oyster Shell Recycling Program


The Galveston Bay Foundation’s Oyster Shell Recycling Program promotes a sustainable oyster population that improves the bay’s water quality, provides habitat and food for other marine species, and supports an important recreational and commercial fishery. The Oyster Shell Recycling Program not only preserves a valuable resource, it also provides partnership opportunities as well as hands-on volunteer opportunities for schools, scouts, and other groups seeking community service and research. By returning shucked oyster shells to Galveston Bay, GBF is working to ensure a healthy oyster population for all to enjoy!

Oyster Shell Recycling Program
Volunteer Oyster Gardening
Thank you to all of our project partners & sponsors!

Find out more about oysters!
Heros in a Half Shell – Aramco Services Company Produced Video
Texas Parks and Wildlife – The Eastern Oyster
The Nature Conservancy – Practitioner’s Guide to Shellfish Restoration
Oyster Restoration Workgroup
The Nature Conservancy – Oyster Habitat Restoration
Chesapeake Bay Foundation – The Eastern Oyster

Oyster Shell Recycling Program in the News
Gulf Coast Mariner Magazine (pg. 26)
Edible Houston
Houston Eater
Texas Parks & Wildlife Magazine
Houston Chronicle
Houston Public Media

Ways YOU can help:
EAT OYSTERS at participating restaurants!