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Bay Region in Critical need of Oyster Shell due to Limited Restaurant Operations

Bay Region in Critical need of Oyster Shell due to Limited Restaurant Operations

Oyster Recovery Partnership offers public drop sites in Maryland and Virginia Chesapeake Bay oyster season is typically synonymous with crowded raw bars and oyster festivals galore. With restaurants closed or operating at limited capacity and events non-existent, this year is different. Many oysters are bypassing shell recycling businesses and going directly to the hands of…

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Thanksgiving Oyster Recipes

Thanksgiving Oyster Recipes

It’s time to start planning for Thanksgiving dinner and we’re here to help with some holiday oyster recipes that are sure to please. Give thanks and give back by buying local oysters to help support Maryland seafood this holiday season! See a list of farms offering…

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Oysters XO and Oyster Recovery Partnership Aim to Make Shucking Fun and Easy for All

Oysters XO and Oyster Recovery Partnership Aim to Make Shucking Fun and Easy for All

Partners Introduce Shucking Kit Supporting Chesapeake Bay Restoration Oysters XO and the Maryland-based Oyster Recovery Partnership (ORP) have joined forces to take the guesswork out of shucking. As part of a collaborative effort to support the oyster industry and aid at-home shuckers, the partners recently…

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MARYLAND MAN COMPLETES RECORD STAND-UP PADDLE OF THE CHESAPEAKE BAY IN SUPPORT OF OYSTER RECOVERY

MARYLAND MAN COMPLETES RECORD STAND-UP PADDLE OF THE CHESAPEAKE BAY IN SUPPORT OF OYSTER RECOVERY

The Bay Paddle Presented by Flying Dog Brewery Nearing its $200,000 Goal ANNAPOLIS, MD (September 28, 2020) – Annapolis native Chris Hopkinson became the first person to paddleboard the entire Chesapeake Bay Saturday after a nine-day, 203-mile journey from Havre de Grace, Maryland to Fisherman’s…

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Maryland Man to Begin Record 240-Mile Stand-up Paddle of the Chesapeake Bay in Support of Oyster Recovery

Maryland Man to Begin Record 240-Mile Stand-up Paddle of the Chesapeake Bay in Support of Oyster Recovery

The Bay Paddle Presented by Flying Dog Brewery Kicks off Sept. 18 in Havre de Grace, MD Click to view Bay Paddle documentary film trailer. ANNAPOLIS, MD (September 17, 2020) – Annapolis native Chris Hopkinson will begin his ambitious 240-mile journey on Friday, September 18, launching…

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Maryland Man to Begin Record 240-Mile Stand-up Paddle of the Chesapeake Bay in Support of Oyster Recovery

Maryland Man to Begin Record 240-Mile Stand-up Paddle of the Chesapeake Bay in Support of Oyster Recovery

The Bay Paddle Presented by Flying Dog Brewery Kicks off Sept. 18 in Havre de Grace, MD ANNAPOLIS, MD (Thursday, September 17, 2020) – Annapolis native Chris Hopkinson will begin his ambitious 240-mile journey on Friday, September 18, launching from Havre de Grace, MD atop…

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Severn River Receives Boatload of Oysters through Operation Build-a-Reef

Severn River Receives Boatload of Oysters through Operation Build-a-Reef

Community fundraiser plants 16.9 million water-filtering oysters in Annapolis, MD river ANNAPOLIS, MD (July 23, 2020) — The Severn River Association and Oyster Recovery Partnership today celebrated the planting of 16.9 million juvenile oysters in the Severn River, funded through the Operation Build-a-Reef campaign. The grassroots fundraiser…

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Annapolis Native to Travel 240 Miles across Chesapeake Bay by Paddleboard to Support Oyster Recovery Efforts

Annapolis Native to Travel 240 Miles across Chesapeake Bay by Paddleboard to Support Oyster Recovery Efforts

The Bay Paddle Presented by Flying Dog Brewery Kicks-off Summer Fundraising Effort ANNAPOLIS, MD (Wednesday, July 1, 2020) – Annapolis native Chris Hopkinson today announced that he will attempt an ambitious 240-mile journey from Havre de Grace, MD to Virginia Beach, VA atop a 14-foot…

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Support ORP & The QG with Oyster Neckwear for Father’s Day!

Support ORP & The QG with Oyster Neckwear for Father’s Day!

Make Father’s Day gift-giving more meaningful by shopping the oyster neckwear collection, a collaboration with The QG. Dad will appreciate a stylish cravat that’s also good for the Bay! Limited quantities are available – only about 25 neckties and 17 bowties are left so purchase for…

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Support MD Seafood Part 4: COVID-19’s Effects on Watermen

Support MD Seafood Part 4: COVID-19’s Effects on Watermen

The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting us all, but especially Maryland’s seafood industry. We’re proud of the fact that half of our board – eight members – are watermen, retailers, aquaculture leaseholders, and restaurateurs. That means the same people who make ORP’s strategic decisions about oyster restoration,…

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