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Published on Nov 18, 2011
In early 2011, nearly more than 550 volunteers from around the country converged on coastal Alabama to help restore the Gulf of Mexico. Together, they built a quarter-mile oyster reef at Helen Wood Park along Mobile Bay, kicking off a vital initiative that will ultimately result in 100 miles of oyster reef and more than 1,000 acres of seagrass and marsh. Nearly a year after the fact, Nature Conservancy scientists are seeing the ecological benefits of the first quarter mile. Listen to the Conservancy's Judy Haner explain how the oyster reefs are helping the coastal Alabama environment rebound