The public will have a chance to learn all about the ongoing oyster restoration research in Apalachicola Bay this evening, Monday, May 1 from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Apalachicola Community Center at Battery Park, 1 Bay Avenue.

Scientists from the University of Florida, and resource managers from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services will provide an update regarding the experimental research project underway in Apalachicola Bay.

This five-year project, funded through the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, is examining oyster health, productivity, reef structure and water quality to support the bay’s oyster industry in the long-term. All interested persons from the community are encouraged to attend.

For more info call Erik Lovestrand, UF/IFAS Florida Sea Grant Franklin County extension director at 653-9337 or