DoSavannah | Learn about promising Georgia industry at Ogeechee Riverkeeper oyster roast

The Ogeechee Riverkeeper’s first oyster roast in Richmond Hill is set for Jan. 26. Food, music and a peek into Georgia’s oyster industry will all be part of the evening, which will include a presentation by a shellfish researcher from the University of Georgia at Athens. “It all started with me visiting UGA’s oyster hatchery,” says Emily Markesteyn Kurilla, executive director of the Ogeechee Riverkeeper. “I thought it was an interesting concept and something the public and the people along the river don’t know much about. “The oysters we have in Georgia are clustered oysters. Most of the ones served in restaurants and at roasts are single-shelled. “UGA is trying to get a single-shell hatchery going to start them in Georgia,” she says. “I thought it would be interesting for people to find that out.” To view full coverage click here.