Friday, August 28, 2020

IRL CLAM PROJECT UPDATE


The IRL Clam Project is moving fast releasing over 2 million clams into the Indian River this summer. The Clam Team gathered at River Rocks in Rockledge, Florida to release 60,000 one inch clams. These new clams were raised in St. Augustine at Whitney Labs and will join the 275,000 clams that were released earlier. The bi-valves will begin filtering and improving the water quality of the Indian River. The clam team had all members on hand including Whitney LabsCCA Florida, FWC and MRC to name a few. Capt Blair Wiggins from Addictive Fishing TV and his camera crew were on hand to document the days activities and filed this video report.


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Wednesday, March 18, 2020

IRL CLAM PROJECT WINS AWARD


The IRL Clam Restoration Project won Project of the Year at the 19th Annual Marine Resources Council Conservation Achievement Awards Dinner. The event was held Saturday, February 22 on Florida's Space Coast to honor conservation projects which are making a difference. Capt Blair Wiggins from Addictive Fishing Television and Frank Gidus from CCA Florida accepted the award on behalf of the clam team. It has been an incredible year for the Indian River Lagoon Clam Project reaching our fundraising goal to help Whitney Labs in St. Augustine spawn 4 million clams - twice as many clams as originally proposed. The project is full steam ahead with a planned release of the first generation of clams in the Indian River this spring. So make sure you sign up for the Clam Newsletter so you can stay up to date on our progress.