The Virginia Ecological Solutions Foundation (a Virginia 501c3) and The Oyster Company of Virginia are pleased to announce a ‘proactive solution’ for bay lovers who want to help restore the life of the Chesapeake Bay by creating permanent oyster reef complexes using the OCVA/Reeftek “Sentinel” ™ in each watershed as a critical component of the Chesapeake Bay Restoration Strategy. The “Living Memorial Oyster Reef” program provides a special way to memorialize a birth, graduation, marriage, death, anniversary, corporation or organization with a permanent environmental asset, a fitting tribute in the Bay for our loved ones.
How The “Living Memorial Oyster Reef” Program Works
Sponsor a Living Memorial Oyster Reef “Sentinel” ™ to honor your family name or organization in perpetuity with a living reef for the Bay.
The “Living Memorial Oyster Reef” Program “Sentinel” ™ can be purchased in honor of an individual, family, organization, for example, environmental asset, a fitting tribute in honor of a loved one.
In addition, the ashes of a loved one or of a special pet can be interred in the layer(s) of the Sentinel ™
Each “Sentinel”™ is prestruck with ‘spat’ (oyster larvae) from June through September to help accelerate oyster restoration, native fish and reef habitat while improving the water quality
Includes transportation and and deployment of the “Sentinel” ™ to its designated site