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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

The Georgia Conservancy's annual Oyster Roast is back! 

The Oyster Roast will celebrate the launch of the Georgia Conservancy's annual Membership Drive. Members can earn points for various activities such as attending a Conservancy trip or event and sharing Conservancy stories via social media.

All participants will be invited to a membership party at the end of the summer where top points-earners will be recognized and rewarded.

Guests of the event will enjoy Sapelo Sea Farms oysters and clams, responsibly harvested from the Sapelo River in McIntosh County. The Coastal Conservation Association Georgia will be providing bins for the empty shells at the event as part of their Oyster Shell Recycling Program.

The shells are sun-cured and returned to the water to provide important substrate or "cultch" for the spat to attach and produce new oysters.

In addition to oysters and clams, guests can enjoy beer from Atlanta's SweetWater Brewing Company, barbecue from "Memphis in May" champion, Billy Steve Satterfield, and the sounds of local Savannah alternative rock musicians Benton Hill.

This year's Oyster Roast, presented by Georgia Power, will be held Saturday, March 2, from Noon to 3:00 p.m. at Captain Butler's Retreat on Whitemarsh Island.

Tickets for the Oyster Roast start at just $20.

For more information, visit www.georgiaconservancy.org/oysterroast.

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