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Our partners throw great oyster festivals! By simply attending one of these events, you’re making an impact in our efforts to restore the local oyster population. In some cases, proceeds from the event directly support Oyster Recovery Partnership programming, and in others, the shell collected will be circulated through our shell recycling program and reused as host shells for planting more oysters into the Chesapeake Bay. If you’d like ORP involvement at your event, please contact us at


Sip ‘n Shuck to Shell-ebrate Chesapeake Seafood

Thursday, May 28, 2020 | 5:30 – 6:30 PM | Zoom Livestream

We’re all craving freshly shucked oysters and we all want to support Maryland’s seafood industry… so let’s get together for a virtual happy hour featuring a few of ORP’s partners who’ll teach us how to order, shuck, store, prepare, and pair oysters at home!


  • A live cheers from Flying Dog Brewery and more info about Pearl Necklace Oyster Stout.
  • Tal Petty, Hollywood Oyster, will give us a glimpse into life on a Chesapeake Bay oyster farm, and share some interesting oyster facts.
  • Dan Worrell, competitive oyster shucker and ORP Shell Recycling crew member, and Gardner Douglas, The Oyster Ninja Podcast, will demonstrate how to safely shuck and enjoy our favorite bivalves at home.
  • Nick Schauman, The Local Oyster, will demo some simple and delicious grilled oyster recipes!
  • Prize giveaways and more!

Shuck Along with Us!

Maryland oyster farms have struggled through the pandemic due to restaurant closures. They need our support now more than ever. These farms are offering direct to consumer deliveries. Place an order and have oysters on-hand to hone your shucking skills during the virtual event – and to enjoy afterwards! (Oysters can safely stay in your fridge for about two weeks, so no need to eat them all in one sitting.)

We’re offering this virtual event at no cost – the more the merrier! If you’re willing and able to give, then we suggest a $25 donation to cover production costs. Click HERE to donate. Regardless, please register using the form below so we have your email address to send you the Zoom participation link.


CANCELLED: Sprint for Spat 

Saturday, October 10| 9 am-till 
Flying Dog Brewery: 4607 Wedgewood Blvd, Frederick, MD 21703

IT’S BACK! The Flying Dog Sprint for Spat is a running extravaganza unlike any other on the planet. Proceeds from the 10k, .10k, and Beer Mile will go toward ORP! Stick around after you finish for live music, fresh oysters, well-crafted beers, and general post-race debauchery. Take advantage of discounted presale tickets starting March 1.

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