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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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100,000th Bushel Recycled from Baltimore Shucking Business

100,000th Bushel Recycled from Baltimore Shucking Business

It’s official—Our 100,000th bushel was recycled from Superior Oyster Shuckers, and here’s what owner Ryan McGrath had to say about it: “When we were informed that we provided the 100,000th bushel of oyster shell to the Oyster Recovery Partnership we were ecstatic! We’re honored to…

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ORP’s Shell Recycling Alliance Reaches 100,000-Bushel Milestone

ORP’s Shell Recycling Alliance Reaches 100,000-Bushel Milestone

The Oyster Recovery Partnership’s (ORP) Shell Recycling Alliance celebrated a 100,000-bushel milestone today, along with its best collection year to date. The upsurge in shell can be accredited to the Alliance’s growing network of members, including 34 new additions this year. “The Shell Recycling Alliance…

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THE OYSTER IS OUR WORLD

THE OYSTER IS OUR WORLD

Restoring the Chesapeake Bay’s oyster population is essential to improving the health of the Bay, revitalizing the regional seafood industry and stimulating the local economies of our State’s waterfront communities. The Oyster Recovery Partnership’s dedicated team of 25 full time and seasonal employees work daily…

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Oyster Recovery Partnership Launches Chesapeake Bay’s First Community Supported Fishery

Oyster Recovery Partnership Launches Chesapeake Bay’s First Community Supported Fishery

The Annapolis-based Oyster Recovery Partnership has launched Old Line Fish Company, the region’s first Community Supported Fishery (CSF), to connect Annapolis residents with seafood harvested by Maryland watermen and seafood farmers. Subscribers will receive bi-weekly deliveries consisting of three to four pounds of fresh seafood harvested the…

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Jim Perdue Named Chairman of the Oyster Recovery Partnership

Jim Perdue Named Chairman of the Oyster Recovery Partnership

Jim Perdue, Chairman of Perdue Farms, has been appointed Chairman of the Board of the Oyster Recovery Partnership (ORP), the leading nonprofit restoring oysters in the Chesapeake Bay. “I’ve been committed to the Chesapeake Bay my entire life and oysters play a vital role in…

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Oyster Filtration Video

Oyster Filtration Video

Oysters are amazing! Both of these tanks were filled with water and algae from the Severn River in Maryland. The tank on the left holds 20 mature oysters. Time lapse was five hours. Oysters are valuable to healthy ecosystems because they filter excess nutrients and…

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2015’s Top 10 Oyster Shell Recycling Contributors

2015’s Top 10 Oyster Shell Recycling Contributors

Top 10 Oyster Shell Recycling Contributors in 2015! The Oyster Recovery Partnership’s Shell Recycling Alliance (SRA) collected a record 26,000 bushels of oyster shell from 300 member establishments in 2015, a number that reflects an accelerated commitment by restaurants and other businesses to restore the…

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Education Programs for Students

Education Programs for Students

ORP collaborates with schools, camps, scout troops and clubs to deliver a wide range of educational services for students grades 2 – 12. Our programs share one key objective – we use oysters to educate students on the Chesapeake Bay, it’s ecosystem and the important…

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