The Secret of the St James’ Shoreline

St James Plantation fronts on the tidal Intracoastal Waterway. What you may not know is that underneath the crystal clear, coastline waters there is a highly effective environmental project happening. All Day. Every Day. The St James Conservancy is 120 members strong. It is responsible for placing hundreds of bags of Eastern Oysters along our shoreline. Here’s why …..

The Eastern Oyster sucks in the ICW water, filters out the plankton and detritus. Then the hard-working oysters spit the water back out thus cleaning the surrounding water. One oyster can filter up to 48 gallons of water over 24 hours.