The farm is being closed because the interior department is designating the area around Drake’s Bay as a wilderness area
Drake’s Bay Oyster Farm Under Federal Fire
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On November 29, 2012 Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar decided to let the lease run out on the small family run business Drake’s Bay Oyster Farm. Since 1934 Drake’s Bay Oyster Co. has been a staple of the rural community on Point Reyes National Seashore. Not only will the employees of the farm lose their jobs, they will also lose their homes which sit on the property and are part of their compensation. The farm is being closed because the interior department is designating the area around Drake’s Bay as a wilderness area. Defend Rural America and Dr. Corey Goodman are standing alongside Drake’s Bay Oyster Co. in their fight to renew the lease on their business and maintain their private property.