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

25 June 22, 11:00AM—1:00PM Westmoreland State Park Oyster Day, Event Coordinator: Sue Borra, 145 Cliff Road, Montross, VA 22520


29 June 22; 6, 13, 20, 27 July; 3 August - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Youth Lectures at Camp Kekoka, 1083 Boys Camp Rd, Kilmarnock, VA 22482, Event Coordinator: Brian Wood,


12 July 22, TOGA Board of Directors Meeting 10:00 – 11:30 AM, Indian Creek Yacht & Country Club, 362 Club Drive, Kilmarnock, VA 22482, Commodore’s Room


14 July 22, Northumberland Library Youth Oyster Fun, 1:00—2:30 PM, Event Coordinator: Sue Borra, 7204 Northumberland Hwy, Heathsville, VA 22473

27 July 22, Kilmarnock Boys and Girls Club “Save the World” 9AM - 1PM, Event Coordinator: Brian Wood,

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

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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. 

Amazon Smile


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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