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Mobile Bay

Oyster Gardening on the Northern Gulf Coast began in 2001 in Mobile Bay. Members are spread out across several areas in the bay, including Dauphin Island and Gulf Shores. Now in its 24th year of operation, Oyster Gardeners have produced over 1.4 million oysters for restoration and enhancement of over 71.5 acres of reef within Mobile Bay.


Established in 2016, the Mississippi Oyster Gardening Program (MOGP) has quickly grown to over 50 locations across the coast of Mississippi. We work with several educational as well as private sites, including St. Stanislaus College and the USM Marine Education Center. To date, MOGP members have produced over 170,000 oysters for reef restoration.

Little Lagoon

Oyster Gardening in Little Lagoon Alabama is led by the Little Lagoon Preservation Society. To join, please contact them!

The Oyster Trail

A collaboration of local artists, sponsors and community leaders focused on supporting oyster reef restoration efforts in Mobile Bay and the Mississippi Sound.

Master Oyster Gardening (New!)

A program designed to establish a of base well-informed volunteers that extends beyond the knowledge of oyster gardening programs. Those who finish the program will become certified ‘Master Oyster Gardeners’ and be able to earn hours volunteering with oyster gardening activities outside of basic site maintenance.