Operation Build a Reef: Severn River

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Operation Build a Reef Severn River is back with the goal to plant 20 million oysters in 2020!

We are drawn to its shorelines… We find enjoyment in boating, fishing, and exploring its waters… We are homeowners, business owners, and citizen leaders who rely on the opportunities and sense of community it provides… We depend on the Severn River – and the Severn needs our help.

This summer, with your support and the generosity of the surrounding community, let’s plant 20 million water-filtering oysters in the Severn. Every donation to Operation Build-a-Reef, no matter the size, directly supports the production, transport, and planting of baby oysters in the river.

To reach the 20-million oyster goal, please consider purchasing a bushel of spat-on-shell (baby oysters) for $100. Each bushel contains thousands of oysters. Every donation, regardless of the amount, directly supports the production, transport, and planting of spat.

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The Severn watershed drains a large, densely-populated area. As a result, our communities experience erosion, degraded water quality, the decline of marine life, and other issues. Anne Arundel County is working hard on land-based clean-up efforts. Your Operation Build-a-Reef donation enables the planting of water-filtering oysters to help repair the river from within.

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Three spat - or baby oysters - growing on oyster shell

Operation Build a Reef expands upon significant progress made during the summer of 2018, when over 45.1 million oysters were planted on protected oyster sanctuaries between the Severn River and Naval Academy Bridges. Despite 2018’s record rainfall, monitoring shows that sampled spat are surviving and growing.

As friends and neighbors, businesses and community organizations, let’s do more than imagine a healthier Severn River… let’s make it happen! Donate by credit card through the form below. If you prefer to send a check, please mail to Oyster Recovery Partnership, 1805A Virginia St., Annapolis, MD 21401 and note “Build-a-Reef Severn River.”

 

Build-A-Reef is a collaborative partnership between the Severn River Association and ORP.