The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Shellfish Farm is Growing and Looking for Volunteers

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The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe recently received a $40,000 grant from the First Nations Development Institute of Longmont, Colorado.  This award will support the efforts of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Shellfish Farm Expansion Project. 

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Shellfish Expansion Project will be looking to for volunteers 18+yrs. to learn basic aquaculture techniques and participate in the shellfish density monitoring program this fall. This program involves volunteers getting hands on experience and education for our future workforce. The Project will provide a much larger crop that will cause a demand for a larger workforce on the Shellfish Farm in 2020.

Volunteers 18+ will be involved in the planting of seed, rotation of crop, and harvesting activities.  Participants will learn to use the $14,000 oyster sorting machine at the Mashoup Farm and replant crop on both our Gooseberry Island and 8 acre sites. With over 600,000 oysters and over 200,000 Quahogs to be planted before 2020, all volunteers 18+ are welcome to come join the farm and help expand our tribal shellfish industry.

If you are interested in participating in The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Shellfish Farm Expansion project and want to be a volunteer please contact Shellfish Farm Director/Manager Corey Hendricks via email or by phone 774 236 0434 to schedule hours. This will be a great opportunity to get hands on experience and knowledge in the aquaculture field a growing industry locally and nationally.