Over the last 20 years ORP and its partners have planted more than 5.9 billion oysters on 2,200 acres of area oyster reefs, including creating the largest sanctuary in the United States.
ORP runs the nation’s largest Shell Recycling Alliance. Since the program began, over 70,000 bushels of shell has been recycled.
Demand for locally sourced seafood is fueling the rapidly expanding aquaculture industry. ORP offers training and support for watermen.
ORP is working to provide more efficient electronic management solutions for the commercial fishing industry.
Oyster knives made from wood used to build the iconic tall ship Pride of Baltimore II are being crafted to raise funds to support Chesapeake Bay restoration and preserve its rich maritime history. Get yours here!
ORP is dedicated to educating and informing the public about the importance of oysters to Chesapeake Bay health.
Sign up for ORP’s bi-monthly e-newsletter! It’s the first place to learn oyster restoration and shell recycling updates, new programs, upcoming events and volunteer opportunities.
For every $1 donated, about 100 oysters are planted. At ORP, 95 percent of all donations go directly to restoration.
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