Monday, December 17, 2012
The unemployed helped the environment and business
WPA workers planting oyster shells in the Chesapeake Bay, off Crisfield, Maryand, in the Summer of 1936. Planting oyster shells is good for the environment--since oysters filter water--and also good for business, as many watermen count on oysters for income. Oh, and planting oysters is also good for people who like to eat oysters!
Was this a good project for unemployed people to work on? You be the judge.
(Photo by the WPA, provided courtesy of the University of Maryland College Park Archives)