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Volunteer Spotlight: Oyster Cage Building with TCP Youth Empowerment

Volunteer Spotlight: Oyster Cage Building with TCP Youth Empowerment

Thanks to a new partnership between ORP and TCP Youth Empowerment, area youth will be helping to build oyster cages for the Marylanders Grow Oysters Program! This post is written by two TCP participants, Caris and Kaiya, who are rising high school freshmen with a…

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ORP Supports Round 2 of SOAR Plantings in the Chesapeake Bay

ORP Supports Round 2 of SOAR Plantings in the Chesapeake Bay

ORP was proud to support a second round of oyster plantings as part of the Supporting Oyster Aquaculture and Restoration (SOAR) program, a collaboration between The Nature Conservancy, The PEW Charitable Trusts, and Maryland Department of Natural Resources. Over four days in late May and…

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Operation Build-a-Reef: Severn River sets goal to plant 20 million oysters in 2021

Operation Build-a-Reef: Severn River sets goal to plant 20 million oysters in 2021

ORP and Severn River Association are asking for YOUR support for Operation Build-a-Reef: Severn River! The 2021 goal is to plant 20 million juvenile oysters in Annapolis’ most iconic waterway. Title sponsor Smyth Jewelers is giving Operation Build-a-Reef a boost, promising to plant 1,000 oysters…

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Oyster Recovery Partnership Announces Top 10 Oyster Shell Recyclers

Oyster Recovery Partnership Announces Top 10 Oyster Shell Recyclers

Public shell drop sites see increased collection totals in 2020  Despite the COVID pandemic, the Oyster Recovery Partnership (ORP) continued to recycle oyster shell for its Chesapeake Bay oyster restoration efforts, collecting 15,905 bushels (557 tons) of shell from seafood businesses and public drop sites in 2020. Out of nearly 300…

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Pairing Oysters and Wine

Pairing Oysters and Wine

February’s cold temps are the excuse we need to stay indoors, adopt the hygge lifestyle, and enjoy perfectly paired wine and oysters with our Valentine, COVID bubble, or both! Oysters can have very different flavor profiles depending on where they’re grown or harvested. Typically, east coast…

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Flying Dog Welcomes Marylanders to Drink Our Way to a Better Bay

Flying Dog Welcomes Marylanders to Drink Our Way to a Better Bay

The brewery’s new Chesapeake Wheat supports oyster restoration efforts in the Chesapeake Bay Frederick, Md. – Flying Dog Brewery today announced the release of the brewery’s new year-round Chesapeake Wheat Ale that will serve as an ongoing fundraiser to support oyster restoration efforts in the Chesapeake…

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Healthy Chesapeake Seafood Series Part 3: Advice from a Nutritionist

Healthy Chesapeake Seafood Series Part 3: Advice from a Nutritionist

Are oysters a Superfood? Gretchen Vannice, Registered Dietician Nutritionist (RDN) and Director of Nutrition Education and Research for Wiley Companies, discusses why and how often we should eat seafood and how oysters can provide some jam-packed nutrition to your diet!

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Healthy Chesapeake Seafood Series Part 2: BLUE CRABS

Healthy Chesapeake Seafood Series Part 2: BLUE CRABS

This 3-part blog series explores the health benefits of some of our favorite seafood varieties harvested locally from the Chesapeake Bay, as well as safe handling, and wholesome meal ideas and recipes from some of our Shell Recycling Alliance restaurant partners. NEXT UP… BLUE CRABS!…

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Healthy Chesapeake Bay Seafood: Oysters!

Healthy Chesapeake Bay Seafood: Oysters!

This 3-part blog series explores the health benefits of some of our favorite seafood varieties harvested locally from the Chesapeake Bay, as well as safe handling, and wholesome meal ideas and recipes from some of our Shell Recycling Alliance restaurant partners. There are many reasons to love…

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ORP 2020 Year in Review

ORP 2020 Year in Review

Thank goodness it’s New Year’s Eve! In observance of what will certainly go down in history as one of the most challenging years ever, we want to look back and recount all the things that made 2020 noteworthy… We’re not discounting that the pandemic happened, just acknowledging the cool things that came along with…

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