The next meeting of CCA MD's Mid-Shore chapter will be Oct.
10, at 7:30 p.m. Wayne Young of Maryland Environmental Service (MES)
will speak on non-traditional approaches for habitat
restoration. Using a show-and-tell format he will present
photographic material, a scale model, and actual examples of Reef
Ball technology (i.e., an "oyster ball", the smallest sized
deployable Reef Ball unit).
Mr. Young will focus on the introduction of Reef Ball
technology to the upper Bay in support of oyster recovery efforts,
the potential of this technology to enhance the structure and
habitat at the permitted artificial fishing reef sites, and the
opportunities for CCA members and others to assist in improving the
artificial fishing reef sites.
MES holds the permits and manages placement of suitable
materials on existing artificial reefs in the upper Bay.
Other non-traditional projects to be covered include an
overview of the beneficial use of dredged material and how it is
being applied in island restoration at Poplar Island.
Author's Note: Keith Walters' latest book, "Angler's Workbench,"
includes 100s of tips and projects for the small-boat angler,
including boat modifications, lure mods, rod and reel maintenance,
tackle storage, plus trailering, docking, and anchoring ideas. The
$17.95, 224-page illustrated 6x9 softcover book "pays for itself
with one project," according to the Washington Times. It can be
ordered by calling Washington Book Distributors at 1-800-699-9113,
or from their web site at www.washingtonbk.com