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FGCU Invites Media to Award Ceremony Honoring Oyster Restoration Project Team

WHO Florida Gulf Coast University, for media

WHAT "Coastal America Partnership" honors FGCU Oyster Restoration Team with a '2006 Partnership Award' for leadership in guiding public restoration of oyster reefs in Southwest Florida estuaries.

WHEN 10 a.m., Thursday, April 5

WHERE Student Union ballroom

WHY The foundation of the community-based oyster restoration effort is built upon partnerships and community support. The restoration goals have been effectively combined with community education and awareness. In turn a project has been created that community members have taken ownership of and have learned the value of coastal restoration and protection.

CONTACT Associate professor of marine science Aswani Volety at (239) 590-7216 or

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