Grove Point Plantation  //  Savannah

Oyster Roast 2017

Celebrating Georgia's Coast

The Oyster Roast saw more than 500 Georgia Conservancy friends and supporters, new and old, join us for a beautiful Saturday afternoon in Savannah on March 4! The setting? The magnificent Grove Point Plantation.

Located in the lowlands of coastal Georgia, on the banks of the Little Ogeechee River, the landscape of Grove Point Plantation and location of our 2017 Oyster Roast reflects the diversity of the region with large, bountiful gardens, rich woodlands and a marsh brimming with wildlife, including birds, fish and alligators. Thank you to Great Dane Trailers for generously donating the use of Grove Point Plantation for our Oyster Roast. 

Our annual Oyster Roast featured all-you-can-enjoy oysters and clams from Sapelo Sea Farms, delicious BBQ from Erica Russo Davis Low Country Catering, Sweetwater Brewing Company beer and live bluegrass from Savannah's own City Hotel. Our Very Important Shucker (VIS) experience included American Spirit Works cocktails, wine, a Sweet Grass Dairy cheese table and Hugh Acheson's famous Frogmore Stew prepared by Chef Kyle Jacovino from The Florence.

Thank you to Natural Partner Sponsors: Georgia-Pacific, Great Dane, The Coca-Cola Company, Georgia Power, ASW Distillery, SweetWater Brewing Company, Sweet Grass Dairy and Sapelo Sea Farms!

Thanks to Local Sponsors: Georgia Ports Authority, Savannah Pilots Assn, Colonial Oil, Hunter Maclean LLP, Erica Russo Davis Catering, Royal Restrooms, South State Bank, Mermaid Cottages and JE Dunn Construction.

Thank you to Oyster Roast Patrons: International Paper, Savannah Distributing, Ranco Tent Rentals- Augusta & Savannah Special Events, EMC Engineering Services, Inc., Tesla, Greg Hodges, Bill Hunter and Drew Wilkes, Trial Lawyers at Oliver Manner, Savannah Economic Development (SEDA), Waste Management, Resource + Land Consultants, JB+a, inc.

Photos from Our 2017 Oyster Roast



 Charles and Cindy McMillian, Roger and Eva Bowman, Steve Green, Holden and Caroline Hayes, Senator Mack Mattingly and Leslie Mattingly, and Randal and Lisa Morris


Will Adeimy, Jamie Smith Arkins, Shannon Banbury,  Jenny Britt, Laura Ballock, Donna and Jeremey Blalock, Hunter Bowman, Julian Brummitt, Cealan Clifford, Laurie deVegter, Jen Hilburn, Kevin MacLeod, Alison McGee, Sarah Owen, Bettye Russell, Rob Sutter, Randy Tate, and Joe Thomas.   


2017 Oyster Roast Sponsors

Georgia Conservancy Natural Partners

Local Sponsors


Oyster Roast Patrons

International Paper // Savannah Distributing // Ranco Tent Rentals

EMC Engineering    //    TESLA    //    Greg Hodges, Bill Hunter and Drew Wilkes, Trial Lawyers at Oliver Manner

Savannah Economic Development Authority   //  Waste Management   //  Resource + Land Consultants

jB+a, a Division of Barge Waggoner Sumner & Cannon, Inc. 

Georgia Conservancy's Coastal Office  

Protecting our coast has been a priority of the Georgia Conservancy for 50 years. From the St. Marys River and Cumberland Island to the Port of Savannah and the beaches of Tybee, the Georgia Conservancy prides itself on being an advocate for and steward of our salt marsh, estuaries, maritime forests and towering dunes. We maintain an office in historic downtown Savannah, headed by Coastal Director Charles McMillan, and are working on a range of projects to protect this precious natural resource.  The Oyster Roast is annual celebration of this important work and recognition of the incredible resources found along our more than 100 miles of sacred coastline.

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