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For 25 years, we have embraced the power of the oyster to help restore the Chesapeake Bay.

Whether through restoration of sanctuary reefs, plantings on public fisheries, by training and assisting oyster farmers, or recycling oyster shell, we will continue working hard to put oysters back in our Bay and its tributaries.


Here’s how you can help!

  1. Make your end of year support ’25 More Generous.’ Consider increasing your gift by $25 or 25%. Make a donation to ORP by filling out the form below.
  2. Attend events! Whether you want to eat, drink, and be merry or expand your oyster knowledge, we have fun partners whose events help us plant more oysters. See what’s coming up.
  3. Eat oysters and make sure those shells are recycled! See the list of over 350 participating Shell Recycling Alliance members in MD, DC, VA, and PA.
  4. Wear your passion for Chesapeake Bay oysters! Grab gear for everyone on your holiday shopping list. Shop our collection of t-shirts and merchandise.



*Over 95 percent of all donations go directly into our restoration programs.

Contributions to ORP are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. Oyster Recovery Partnership is a full 501(c)(3) non profit organization.



ORP is a member of EarthShare Mid-Atlantic, a federated workplace giving program through the Combined Federal Campaign to give federal employees the chance to support a healthy environment one paycheck at a time. Federal workers can designate gifts to the Oyster Recovery Partnership using code 91587.