Human Impact on Oyster Reefs

Coastal Discovery MuseumThe Coastal Discovery Museum will host Nancy Hadley for this program on May 9 at 3 p.m. Oyster reefs are a critical habitat which supports multiple critical ecosystem roles. According to a report by The Nature Conservancy, oyster reefs are the most endangered marine ecosystem on the planet. As the Shellfish Program Manager for the Department of Natural Resources, Hadley has first-hand knowledge of how human activities are affecting oyster reefs in South Carolina. In addition to calling out negative impacts, Hadley will suggest some behavior modifications that coastal residents can adopt to lessen their personal impact on this critical resource. 70 Honey Horn Dr. Cost is $7 per person and reservations are required, (843) 689-6767 ext. 223 or visit