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Oyster Recovery Partnership working to improve Chesapeake Bay

Posted: 7:48 PM, May 15, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-16 13:13:19Z

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The Oyster Recovery Partnership has been planting oysters in the bay for about a decade now.

The program is usually funded with the help from the federal government or state money. Now, the Oyster Recovery Partnership wants to work with people in the region to be a part of improving the waterways.

People can now purchase a bushel of oysters that have baby oysters on them. They are hoping to put 10 million oysters in the Severn River this summer.

"So all the oysters that have been planted, not only here in the Severn River but elsewhere around the state, is making a difference, whether it’s for restoration, whether it supports the public fishery, or whether it supports aquaculture as it grown in the state. Every oyster we put into the bay is making a difference both from an ecological prospective but then also supporting the economy," said a member of the Oyster Recovery Partnership.

There will be a celebration at Lures Bar and Grill in Brownsville on Saturday at 3 p.m. Some proceeds will go to the oyster reef project.