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Volunteers Turn Out to Help With Shellfish Restoration [PHOTOS]

Project to build oyster reefs in the Long Island Sound attracts volunteers, both old and young.

Part of an kicked off this past weekend when volunteers came out to Mt. Sinai Harbor to help shovel a dumpster filled with clamshells into individual bags.

Along with the regular volunteers with Coastal Steward who came out were Stony Brook University students from the Marine Biology department and the Marine Science Club.

Emily Markowitz, a freshman at Stony Brook University, was working alongside Tom Mierswa, a volunteer who said that at 81-years old he was "the oldest guy here."

Coastal Steward's president, Dave Johnson said that they managed to get the entire dumpster emptied within two days. The shells will be used to build oyster reefs in the Long Island Sound next Spring.

Click through out photo gallery to see the volunteers in action.

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