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2013 Oyster Roast
What a weekend on the coast! On March 2nd, the Georgia Conservancy hosted its most successful Oyster Roast to date. Over 400 people braved the cold winds howling off of Richardson Creek at Captain Butler’s Retreat in Savannah to celebrate the Georgia coast and to support the Georgia Conservancy’s efforts to protect this fragile, unique ecosystem.
"This year’s Oyster Roast was the most successful and best attended event in our 40 year history,” said Georgia Conservancy President Pierre Howard. “We had over 400 guests come out to enjoy oysters and barbecue and hear some great music in a beautiful spot on Whitemarsh Island. Best of all, we celebrated a mutual dedication to preserving our beloved Georgia coast for future generations."
Oyster Roast schuckers feasted on Sapelo Sea Farm oysters and clams while “bivalve shy” guests enjoyed “Memphis In May” award-winning barbecue from Billy Steve Satterfield. And what event is complete without beer from SweetWater Brewery in Atlanta?
The 2013 Oyster Roast, presented by Georgia Power, saw Conservancy members, staff and trustees welcome new friends from across Georgia as they converged on Savannah and Tybee Island for the day of celebration.
The Oyster Roast could not have been a success without the generous support of this year’s sponsors, which included Georgia Power, SweetWater Brewing Company, Mitsubishi Power Systems, Waste Management and Mermaid Cottages of Tybee Island.
“Our sponsors and volunteers from the coastal community really helped to make this event a tremendous success,” said Georgia Conservancy Coastal Director Clay Mobley. “It was so much fun to see people from all over Georgia get excited about our incredible coast. The folks on the coast don’t mess around when it comes to roasting and enjoying oysters – this is a serious business down here- and we were more than glad to share this tradition with so many visitors!”
Money and awareness raised by the 2013 Oyster Roast will go to support the Conservancy’s mission to conserve Georgia’s land and water.