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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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Follow that Shell

Follow that Shell

  A QUESTION WE OFTEN HEAR IS, IF THE OYSTER RECOVERY PARTNERSHIP IS WORKING TO RESTORE THE OYSTER POPULATION, THEN WHY DO THEY ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO EAT THEM?  The answer is simple. Shell recycling and oyster farming have been identified as powerful strategies for oyster…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Rob Hazel

Volunteer Spotlight: Rob Hazel

“I am a lifelong resident of Chesapeake City, MD, a small, historic town situated on the western end of the C&D Canal. I’ve been fishing, crabbing and hunting on the waters of the upper bay for as long as I can remember. My grandfathers both…

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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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