Oyster Castles & Marsh Sills

2019 Status:

Established: July 2017 & 2018

Purpose: To provide a breakwater structure designed to mitigate shoreline erosion by decreasing wave action and increasing sedimention. Provide a suitable habitat for oyster growth.

Substrate: Interlocking blocks (12”x12”x8”) made of concrete material, crushed oyster shells, limestone and silica.

Wildlife: Invertebrates (oysters), shorebirds

Status: New sand accretion continues to be observed on the leeward sides of the existing Oyster Castles and Marsh Sills. Crews from the Nature Conservancy and Atlantic City Electric (ACE) and ReClam the Bay, assisted in transporting and building a new Marsh Sill.  The three-tier array was hand-constructed near the existing southwest arrays, by using 39 interlocking oyster castles.

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2020 Report

Coming soon. See the 2019 report below for the most up-to-date status.

2019 Report

Established: July 2017 & 2018

Purpose: To provide a breakwater structure designed to mitigate shoreline erosion by decreasing wave action and increasing sedimention. Provide a suitable habitat for oyster growth.

Substrate: Interlocking blocks (12”x12”x8”) made of concrete material, crushed oyster shells, limestone and silica.

Wildlife: Invertebrates (oysters), shorebirds

Status: New sand accretion continues to be observed on the leeward sides of the existing Oyster Castles and Marsh Sills. Crews from the Nature Conservancy and Atlantic City Electric (ACE) and ReClam the Bay, assisted in transporting and building a new Marsh Sill.  The three-tier array was hand-constructed near the existing southwest arrays, by using 39 interlocking oyster castles.

The IRS  has determined that the Mordecai Land Trust is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (“Code”) and not a private foundation pursuant to sections 509(a)(1) and 170(b)(1)(A)(vi) of the Code. Mordecai Land Trust was established in 2001.

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