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The Chesapeake Bay’s Most Wanted: Oyster Shell

The Chesapeake Bay’s Most Wanted: Oyster Shell

The Oyster Recovery Partnership offers public drop sites in Maryland, DC and Virginia With the arrival of Chesapeake Bay oyster season and fall oyster roasts abound, the Oyster Recovery Partnership (ORP) reminds residents to recycle their shell at one of the more than 70 collection…

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A message from the Mermaid’s Kiss Oyster Fest Presenting Sponsor: Hoopers Island Oyster Co.

A message from the Mermaid’s Kiss Oyster Fest Presenting Sponsor: Hoopers Island Oyster Co.

There’s a unique entrepreneurial spirit that drives Eastern Shore watermen like Hoopers Island Oyster Co. founders Ricky Fitzhugh and Johnny Shockley. Ricky grew up in his family’s seafood business on the Honga River, became a commercial fisherman and launched his own fish and ice companies….

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Mermaid’s Kiss Oyster Fest to Celebrate Chesapeake Bay Oyster Restoration Successes

Mermaid’s Kiss Oyster Fest to Celebrate Chesapeake Bay Oyster Restoration Successes

Get ready for an evening of local oysters of all shapes, sizes and flavors, fresh seafood dishes from iconic restaurants, all-you-can-enjoy craft beer and wine, and live entertainment, all to benefit our Bay’s beloved bivalve! Hosted by the Oyster Recovery Partnership (ORP) and presented by…

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D.C., Maryland and Virginia Restaurants to ‘Give Back to the Bay on National Oyster Day’

D.C., Maryland and Virginia Restaurants to ‘Give Back to the Bay on National Oyster Day’

Each oyster sold on Aug 5. will help plant 10 baby oysters! Participating restaurants throughout Maryland, Virginia and Washington D.C. will donate 10 cents from every oyster sold on National Oyster Day, Saturday, Aug. 5 to the Oyster Recovery Partnership (ORP), the leading nonprofit working…

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Staff Feature: Megan

Staff Feature: Megan

WHAT IS YOUR ROLE AT THE OYSTER RECOVERY PARTNERSHIP (ORP)? Oyster Restoration Field Specialist   WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO GET INVOLVED WITH OYSTER RESTORATION IN THE CHESAPEAKE BAY? Shellfish are, in my opinion, the most underrated avenue for coastal restoration. The average person knows about the…

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Summer Reading List

Summer Reading List

We asked our fellow Oyster Recovery Partnership staffers to recommend a good summer read – a book that any Chesapeake Bay or oyster enthusiast is sure to love.  And they delivered. We feel any of these books would be an ideal companion for your days…

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The Oyster Recovery Partnership Welcomes 28 New Shell Recycling Restaurants

The Oyster Recovery Partnership Welcomes 28 New Shell Recycling Restaurants

New participants located in D.C, Maryland and Virginia The Oyster Recovery Partnership’s (ORP) shell recycling program has grown by 28 restaurants members over the past six months, boosting collection totals and the capacity for oyster restoration projects. So far this year, the organization has collected…

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Oyster Shell Recycling Program Resumes in Ocean City, Maryland

Oyster Shell Recycling Program Resumes in Ocean City, Maryland

Oyster Recovery Partnership calls on restaurants and patrons to help meet shell needs. As Ocean City restaurants begin preparing for their busy season, the Oyster Recovery Partnership (ORP) is also readying for the influx of visitors, but with Chesapeake and Coastal Bay restoration in mind….

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Chesapeake Bay Region Celebrates Oyster Shell Recycling Record

Chesapeake Bay Region Celebrates Oyster Shell Recycling Record

The Oyster Recovery Partnership’s shell recycling program collected a record 30,200 bushels of oyster shell from nearly 300 establishments across the Chesapeake Bay area in 2016, demonstrating the increasing efforts and commitment of local businesses to help restore the region’s oyster population. The year’s top…

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ORP Director of Program Operations Appointed to the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council

ORP Director of Program Operations Appointed to the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council

The U.S. Department of Commerce appointed H. Ward Slacum, Jr. of Maryland to the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC). As the Director of Program Operations for the Oyster Recovery Partnership (ORP), Mr. Slacum is responsible for activities within the organization’s core programs in oyster restoration,…

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