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2021 Holiday Gift Guide is here!

2021 Holiday Gift Guide is here!

This season, give gifts that will delight, support small businesses, and help ORP plant oysters in our beloved Chesapeake Bay! The 2021 Holiday Gift Guide features a variety of items such as clothing, home decor, warm drinks, and libations that truly give back. That’s right;…

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Press Release: Pearl Vodka Partnership

Press Release: Pearl Vodka Partnership

Everyone knows that Oysters Produce Pearls – Now the Opposite is Also True! Pearl Vodka and the Oyster Recovery Partnership Team-up to Restore Chesapeake Bay Oysters  ANNAPOLIS, MD (October 12, 2021) – Pearl, an ultra-smooth, award-winning vodka, is an adventurous spirit with an oyster-shaped heart. Through a…

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The Spicy Side to Chesapeake Bay Oyster Restoration Efforts

The Spicy Side to Chesapeake Bay Oyster Restoration Efforts

Annapolis, MD (September 29, 2021) – Frederick-based hot sauce maker Black-Eyed Susan Spice Co. is igniting a passion for oysters by donating a portion of proceeds to the Oyster Recovery Partnership, the leading nonprofit working to rebuild the Chesapeake Bay’s native oyster population. The company,…

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PRESS RELEASE: Build a Reef 2021

20 MILLION OYSTERS PLANTED IN THE SEVERN RIVER THANKS TO OPERATION BUILD A REEF Significant grassroots support meant the 2021 oyster planting effort exceeded its fundraising goal. ANNAPOLIS, MD (August 23, 2021) — Last Friday, August 20, the Severn River Association (SRA) and Oyster Recovery…

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Severn River Build a Reef campaign to plant 20 million spat-on-shell on Friday, Aug 20

Severn River Build a Reef campaign to plant 20 million spat-on-shell on Friday, Aug 20

Thanks to community support, the 2021 Severn River Build a Reef campaign is a resounding success! This week, 20 million spat-on-shell (baby oysters) will find their new homes on reefs near the Severna Park side of the Route 50 bridge in Annapolis – near Winchester…

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MARYLAND, D.C., & VIRGINIA RESTAURANTS CELEBRATE NATIONAL OYSTER WEEKEND

MARYLAND, D.C., & VIRGINIA RESTAURANTS CELEBRATE NATIONAL OYSTER WEEKEND

MARYLAND, D.C., AND VIRGINIA RESTAURANTS CELEBRATE NATIONAL OYSTER WEEKEND Each oyster sold August 5-8 helps plant 10 baby oysters back into the Chesapeake Bay Each oyster sold August 5-8 helps plant 10 baby oysters back into the Chesapeake Bay  ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND, August 3 – Oyster specials and…

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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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