Aquaculture Adoption

Through CCE’s Back to the Bays Initiative,  you can now “adopt” some oysters, clams or bay scallops in a loved ones name through our Aquaculture Adoption Program. This makes the perfect gift for someone who has a special connection to being on the water!

Bay Scallop

With a $25 contribution, you can give a unique and meaningful gift that will help support Cornell Cooperative Extension's Bay Scallop Restoration Program. Through this program we maintain the largest bay scallop spawner sanctuary in the world, and have enabled millions of scallops to spawn in our waters, helping the population of this important species rebound. In recognition of your contribution you will receive a box of notecards featuring drawings of local marine life created by artist Carolyn Munaco, in addition to a certificate recognizing your "adoption". 

Oyster

With a $25 contribution, you can give a unique and meaningful gift that will help support Cornell Cooperative Extension's oyster population enhancement work. Your contribution will allow for more oyster beds to be created in our waters, which will enhance local oyster populations while providing habitat for commercially and recreationally important fish species. In recognition of your contribution, you will receive a box of notecards featuring drawings of local marine life created by artist Carolyn Munaco, in addition to a certificate recognizing your "adoption". 

Hard Clam

With a $25 donation, you can give a unique and meaningful gift that will help support production of hard clam seed in our shellfish hatchery. Each year we produce millions of clams for use in shellfish population enhancement projects. Your contribution will add to the number of clams to be seeded at our Back to the Bays Stewardship Sites throughout Suffolk County. In recognition of your contribution, you will receive a box of notecards featuring drawings of local marine life created by artist Carolyn Munaco, in addition to a certificate recognizing your "adoption". 

Eelgrass

With a $25 donation, you can give a unique and meaningful gift that will help increase the scale of eelgrass planting that occurs in our Back to the Bays Stewardship Sites throughout Suffolk County. Your contribution will support our efforts to expand eelgrass meadow restoration, and engage the public in efforts to bring back this critical underwater habitat. In recognition of your contribution, you will receive a box of notecards featuring drawings of local marine life created by artist Carolyn Munaco, in addition to a certificate recognizing your "adoption". 

*artwork by Caroline Munaco

Last updated January 26, 2017