On Monday October 24, Cedar Keys Audubon will host a presentation by Leslie Sturmer of the University of Florida IFAS Shellfish Aquaculture Extension entitled Clamalot: The Story and Significance of Shellfish Aquaculture in Cedar Key.
Leslie has worked with the shellfish aquaculture industry since it began in Cedar Key during the early 1990s. She will provide an overview of the industry including how it began, current status, and introduction to farming components. The environmental benefits that clam farming provides and importance of water quality on its sustainability will be discussed.
The Lower Suwannee and Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuges are key factors in maintaining the water quality that is needed for the industry to thrive here.
The presentation will be at 5:00 at the Cedar Key Community Center.