Oyster planting; oysters underwater; boat
Only $1 plants 100 water-filtering, habitat generating oysters!

That’s some serious return on investment.

Oysters are filter feeders and natural purifiers of the Bay – in fact, a healthy adult oyster can filter up to 50 gallons of water per day! Oyster reefs are incredibly diverse ecological communities. Marine species like rockfish and blue crabs depend on reefs for habitat and food. Help protect and preserve our beloved Chesapeake Bay by making a donation to plant oysters today. 

  • If you would like to donate to Severn Build-a-Reef, click here.
  • If you would like to donate to Herring Bay Build-a-Reef, click here.


Over 95 percent of all donations go directly to support our restoration programs. Oyster Recovery Partnership is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization. Contributions to ORP are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.



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.