Now, seven years underway, The Nature Conservancy's Oyster Conservation program is steadily growing. Both in terms of new healthy oysters and volunteers. Today there are 39 families or individuals that participate in the volunteers program. Each volunteer provides a location for growing young oysters, as well as valuable data to help scientists determine the most efficient methods of restoration. Like the Chesapeake Bay, New Hampshire's Great Bay oyster population is key to the health of the estuary. Thanks to volunteers and scientists new oyster beds are being built and the oysters are making a come back.