Growing oysters for

a cleaner bay


The Tidewater Oyster Gardeners Association (TOGA) is a non-profit organization established in 1997 to promote the environmental health of the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries through oyster cultivation and by other means, and as a way of enjoying Virginia oysters.


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Recent TOGA News

Upcoming Events

9 August 22, TOGA Board of Directors Meeting 10:00 – 11:30 AM Deltaville Maritime Museum, 287 Jackson Creek Rd, Deltaville, VA 23043


11 August 22, Hampton Schools/TOGA Team Building Day, time TBD, Sandy Bottom Nature Park, 1255 Big Bethel Rd, Hampton, VA 23669, Event Coordinators: Vic Spain (, Betsy McAllister (Hampton Schools).


27 August 22, “Holly Point Market Day” TOGA Education Table, 9AM-1PM, Event Coordinator: Carl Zulick, , Deltaville Maritime Museum, 287 Jackson Creek Rd., Deltaville, VA 23043


2 September 22 Montross First Fridays 5:30 – 9:00 PM, Event Coordinator: Doug Schaefer,, Green space between Carrot Cottage and Bridget's Bouquets, Montross, VA 22520

13 September 22, Board of Directors Meeting 10:00 – 11:30 AM Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Davis Hall Room 101, 1370 Greate Rd, Gloucester Point, VA 23062


17 September 22, Heathsville Farmers Market Living History Day– Event Coordinator: Richard Siciliano,  , Historic Rice's Hotel / Hughlett's Tavern, 73 Monument Place, Heathsville, VA 22473, 9AM – 1PM


17 September 22, NN Land Conservancy Boots and BBQ—Event Coordinator: Sue Borra , Waterloo Farm, 15689 Owens Drive, King George VA 22485, 10AM—2PM


17 September 22, York River State Park Estuaries Day—Event Coordinator: Vic Spain  York River State Park, 9801 York River Park Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23188


23, 24 September 22 Guinea Jubilee – Event Coordinator: Coordinator Mark Besore , 8784 Guinea Rd., Hayes, VA 23072 3PM-6PM Fri. and 9AM-5PM Sat.


28, 29 Sept 22 COA Science Symposium at The Tides Inn, Event Coordinator: Doug Schaefer  480 King Carter Drive, Irvington, VA 22480

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Donate to TOGA


We greatly appreciate donations from members and supporters. All donations go toward expanding and improving TOGA for all involved. Click on the photo above to contribute.

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Chesapeake Bay License Plates


Many of our activites are funded by the sale of Chesapeake Bay license plates. For each set of license plates sold, the Chesapeake Bay Restoration Fund receives $15. 

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If you order from Amazon, Amazon will make a contribution to TOGA. When you login, you can enter "Tidewater Oyster Gardener Association" as your charity. Click above to start.

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