Rink2Reef

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”207″ img_size=”large” alignment=”center” css=”.vc_custom_1579278351157{padding-top: 25px !important;padding-bottom: 25px !important;}”][vc_custom_heading text=”OYSTER RESTORATION HABITATS FROM BROKEN HOCKEY STICKS.” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:24x|text_align:center|color:%230a0a0a|line_height:32px” google_fonts=”font_family:Cabin%3Aregular%2Citalic%2C500%2C500italic%2C600%2C600italic%2C700%2C700italic|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal” el_class=”subheader”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator el_width=”60″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1584027879606{padding-bottom: 25px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”Donate Your Broke Hockey Sticks to Rink2Reef!” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:48x|text_align:center|color:%230a0a0a|line_height:32px” google_fonts=”font_family:Cabin%3Aregular%2Citalic%2C500%2C500italic%2C600%2C600italic%2C700%2C700italic|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal” el_class=”subheader”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”stretch_row_content_no_spaces” css=”.vc_custom_1584025531545{padding-top: 10px !important;padding-bottom: 30px !important;background-color: #2c5134 !important;}”][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”ABOUT THE PROJECT” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:24px|text_align:center|color:%23ffffff|line_height:32px” google_fonts=”font_family:Cabin%3Aregular%2Citalic%2C500%2C500italic%2C600%2C600italic%2C700%2C700italic|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal” el_class=”subheader”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner content_placement=”top” css=”.vc_custom_1584025653371{padding-top: 25px !important;}”][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”197″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Hockey sticks are made from non-recyclable materials, and broken sticks will end up in landfills.
Our program uses these otherwise useless broken sticks to create habitat for oysters, sponges and other filter-feeding aquatic organisms that remove pollutants and excessive nutrients from local waterways.
Broken sticks are constructed into a reef and suspended from docks by homeowners, business owners and environmental enthusiasts allowing the structures to be home to up to 400 oysters and other small aquatic sea life.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”stretch_row_content_no_spaces” css=”.vc_custom_1584025607559{padding-top: 10px !important;padding-bottom: 30px !important;background-color: #34beca !important;}”][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”WHAT CAN OYSTERS DO?” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:24px|text_align:center|color:%23ffffff|line_height:32px” google_fonts=”font_family:Cabin%3Aregular%2Citalic%2C500%2C500italic%2C600%2C600italic%2C700%2C700italic|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal” el_class=”subheader”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner content_placement=”top” css=”.vc_custom_1584025657494{padding-top: 25px !important;}”][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Oysters are a type of shellfish. They live in saltwater and brackish estuaries and bays. They are filter feeders, which means they strain the water around them finding plankton and other particles of food while at the same time remove pollutants. A single oyster can filter up to 50 gallons of water per day. As little as 100 oysters in an estuary can suction these nutrient pollutants and spit out crystal-clear water at a rate of 5,000 gallons a day. Oysters seek out and attach themselves to the hockey stick artificial reefs. The 9.17-cubic- foot hockey-stick units become home to as many as 400 oysters. A single Rink2Reef habitat could clean 20,000 gallons of water per day. Oysters are nature’s perfect water filter. They constantly cycle and improve water quality.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”191″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”stretch_row_content_no_spaces” css=”.vc_custom_1584025621235{padding-top: 10px !important;padding-bottom: 30px !important;background-color: #002535 !important;}”][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”BECOME A PART OF THE EFFORT” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:24px|text_align:center|color:%23ffffff|line_height:32px” google_fonts=”font_family:Cabin%3Aregular%2Citalic%2C500%2C500italic%2C600%2C600italic%2C700%2C700italic|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal” el_class=”subheader”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner content_placement=”top” css=”.vc_custom_1584025660976{padding-top: 25px !important;}”][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”197″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]• Collect broken hockey sticks to be made into artificial reefs
• Participate in reef construction
• Host a reef from off your dock or business
• Raise awareness about oyster restoration efforts

 

Call 443.496.3003 or email us at [email protected] to learn where to donate your broken hockey stick and receive a tax donation letter!

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