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ORP WELCOMES 26 NEW SHELL RECYCLING RESTAURANTS

ORP WELCOMES 26 NEW SHELL RECYCLING RESTAURANTS

The Oyster Recovery Partnership’s shell recycling program has grown by 26 restaurants over the past year, boosting collection totals and the capacity for Chesapeake Bay oyster restoration projects. “We’re fortunate that the Shell Recycling Alliance continues to grow as local businesses and individuals come to…

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Chesapeake Bay Oyster-Themed Neckwear Collection: Collaboration with the QG

Chesapeake Bay Oyster-Themed Neckwear Collection: Collaboration with the QG

  Announcing the Chesapeake Bay Oyster-Themed Necktie Collection Proceeds Benefit Oyster Restoration. Special Collaboration with The QG. Limited Release, Only 100 Ties Available. Part Botticellian masterpiece, part luxury, part great cause, this Chesapeake Bay oyster-inspired neckwear collection arrives just in time for Easter, Baltimore’s premier “Bourbon…

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Chesapeake Bay Region Celebrates Record Oyster Shell Recycling Year

Chesapeake Bay Region Celebrates Record Oyster Shell Recycling Year

Oyster Recovery Partnership Announces Top 10 Contributors The Oyster Recovery Partnership’s shell recycling program collected 36,000 bushels of oyster shell from hundreds of seafood businesses throughout the Chesapeake Bay in 2019, an overall record and testament to the region’s ever-increasing support of oyster restoration. The…

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Oyster Recovery Partnership Announces New Executive Director

Oyster Recovery Partnership Announces New Executive Director

The Oyster Recovery Partnership (ORP) today announced that H. Ward Slacum, Jr. has been selected by the board of directors as the organization’s new executive director. Slacum, who has served as ORP’s director of operations since 2014, was selected after a two-month executive search and…

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Celebrating 25 Years of Oyster Recovery

Celebrating 25 Years of Oyster Recovery

“Give 25 More” to the Chesapeake Bay this Giving Season! For 25 years, we’ve embraced the power of the oyster to help restore the health of the Chesapeake Bay – and, together, we’ve made remarkable progress! Get full details in our newly released 25th Anniversary…

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D.C., Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia Restaurants Give Back to the Bay on National Oyster Weekend

D.C., Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia Restaurants Give Back to the Bay on National Oyster Weekend

Each oyster sold August 2-5 will help plant 10 baby oysters Participating restaurants throughout Maryland, Pennsylvania Virginia and Washington D.C. will donate 10 cents from every oyster sold Friday, August 2 through Monday, August 5 to the Oyster Recovery Partnership (ORP), the leading nonprofit working…

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Huge Volunteer Effort Plants Oysters in Tred Avon River

Huge Volunteer Effort Plants Oysters in Tred Avon River

Last week, we had the pleasure of participating in the Chesapeake Bay Oyster Reef Recovery Initiative’s (ORRI) oyster collection and planting in the Tred Avon river – part of the Marylanders Grow Oysters (MGO) program. We – and a cadre of volunteers – arrived around…

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Oyster Recovery Partnership Launches Shell Recycling Program in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Oyster Recovery Partnership Launches Shell Recycling Program in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Pittsburgh is first Pennsylvania city to engage in program Pittsburgh, Pa. (May 23, 2019) —  The Maryland-Based nonprofit, the Oyster Recovery Partnership, (ORP) has expanded its shell recycling program, the Shell Recycling Alliance, to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where it has seen overwhelming success seven months into operations….

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Oyster Recovery Partnership Gains New Shell Recycling Members in MD, DC & PA

Oyster Recovery Partnership Gains New Shell Recycling Members in MD, DC & PA

Program Expands to Pittsburgh, Pa. The Oyster Recovery Partnership’s (ORP) shell recycling program has grown by 43 restaurants, one oyster farm and two public drop sites over the past seven months, and has officially expanded to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The new members have helped ORP reclaim…

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Build-a-Reef Campaign Aims to put 10 million Oysters in the Severn River this Summer

Build-a-Reef Campaign Aims to put 10 million Oysters in the Severn River this Summer

Organizations call on community to sponsor bushels of spat-on-shell The Severn River Association (SRA) and Oyster Recovery Partnership (ORP) today launched a campaign seeking community support to plant 10 million oysters in the Severn River this summer. The fundraising campaign, Operation Build-a-Reef, presents a unique opportunity…

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