Discovery Bay Monitoring
We've seen good progress at our Discovery Bay project site. Volunteers have been out every summer monitoring the 2014 habitat enhancement area.
See the 2019 Olympia Oyster Discovery Bay Summary Report here for more details. We will be adding more clean shell every few years to build up a large enough substrate base for a stable population. Adding additional shell annually over several years is a good strategy for stabilizing the project area, as some shell will always sink into the sediment or be moved by currents into adjacent areas.
In 2019 we also added 112 bags of clean shell (cultch) to a second area near the original population and will continue adding shell annually for the next few years.