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Proud Pour Donations Have Added 650,000 Oysters to the Chesapeake Bay

Proud Pour Donations Have Added 650,000 Oysters to the Chesapeake Bay

Wine Sales Support the Oyster Recovery Partnership The philanthropic wine company Proud Pour has to-date donated more than $6,500 to the Oyster Recovery Partnership (ORP), the leading nonprofit working to rebuild the Chesapeake Bay’s native oyster population. Donations from the ongoing partnership have enabled the…

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Oyster Recovery Partnership to Host Mermaid’s Kiss Oyster Fest Sept. 20 in Baltimore

Oyster Recovery Partnership to Host Mermaid’s Kiss Oyster Fest Sept. 20 in Baltimore

Proceeds Support Oyster Restoration in the Chesapeake Bay Get ready for an evening of fresh oysters shucked by local farmers, 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…

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

Maryland, Virginia and D.C. 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, Sunday, Aug. 5 to the Oyster Recovery Partnership (ORP), the leading nonprofit working…

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Final Call for Marylanders Grow Oysters Program

Final Call for Marylanders Grow Oysters Program

August 1 Deadline to Register The Marylanders Grow Oyster program is in need of waterfront residents to help clean and protect cages of young oysters during their vulnerable first year of life. Managed by the Oyster Recovery Partnership (ORP) in conjunction with the Maryland Department…

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Severn River to Receive Boatloads of Water-Filtering Oysters this July

Severn River to Receive Boatloads of Water-Filtering Oysters this July

Oyster Recovery Partnership and Severn River Association Seek Community’s Support to Boost Planting to 50 Million Oysters Robert Lee, of the Oyster Recovery Partnership. Photo by: J. Henson The Oyster Recovery Partnership (ORP) and the Severn River Association (SRA) are seeking the community’s support to…

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Field update: Megan, Oyster Restoration Field Specialist

Field update: Megan, Oyster Restoration Field Specialist

In the fall and winter, my responsibilities as the Oyster Restoration Field Specialist for the Oyster Recovery Partnership shift from time aboard the Robert Lee planting vessel, to the research vessels Callinectes and Captain’s Lady, led by the University of Maryland’s Paynter Lab and local…

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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 (ORP) shell recycling program collected a record-breaking 1,169 tons (33,400 bushels) of oyster shell from 340 member establishments throughout the Chesapeake Bay area in 2017, illustrating the increasing efforts and commitment of local businesses…

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ORP Welcomes New Shell Recycling Restaurants, Establishes Additional Shell Collection Sites

ORP Welcomes New Shell Recycling Restaurants, Establishes Additional Shell Collection Sites

Photo credit: Jess Lockoski The Oyster Recovery Partnership’s shell recycling program has grown by 20 restaurants and caterers, and seven public shell drop-off sites over the past six months, boosting collection totals and the capacity for Chesapeake Bay oyster restoration projects. “It’s remarkable that in…

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help us plant a billion oysters in 2018

help us plant a billion oysters in 2018

Dear friends of the Chesapeake Bay, As the Oyster Restoration Field Specialist for the Oyster Recovery Partnership, I spend most of my days out on the water, seeing first-hand how our operations enhance the Chesapeake Bay on both a local and Bay-wide scale. In the…

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An Opportunity To Improve the Bay

An Opportunity To Improve the Bay

WE ARE BUILDING A COMMUNITY OF PASSIONATE, ACTION-ORIENTED PEOPLE TO HARNESS THE POWER OF OYSTERS TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE HEALTH OF THE CHESAPEAKE BAY. YOU CAN BE ONE OF THEM. Dear friends of the Chesapeake Bay, As I write this, the hard work…

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