Oysters grow into big award for Scout
Allison Williams, The Suffolk News-Herald
The Elizabeth River is a little cleaner today, thanks to Cameron Bruce.
For six months in 2014, Bruce — now a rising Nansemond-Suffolk Academy senior — spearheaded an oyster restoration project in the Elizabeth River, near Portsmouth’s Waterview neighborhood.
For his Eagle service project, Bruce grew oysters in 17 floating cages in the Waterview community, ultimately transferring more than 2,400 fully grown oysters to a “sanctuary reef” that is protected and maintained by the Virginia Marine Resources Commission. Bruce coordinated the project, raising $1,500 to fund it and recruiting four dozen volunteers — mostly fellow Scouts and family members — who logged a total of 415 hours. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.