Working closely with our partners to rehabilitate degraded habitat, improved bar quality and to plant disease-free hatchery oysters
Helping individuals or business persons apply for leases
Provide resources to watermen about the public oyster fishery
Monitoring and Assessment
Collecting data to guide decisions regarding protection, restoration and commercial harvest of oysters in Maryland.
Initiated in 2008, the citizen outreach program know as Marylanders Grow Oysters is managed by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources in conjunction with the Oyster Recovery Partnership, the University of Maryland and local organizations.
ORP, Anne Arundel County Announce Drop-Off Locations to Recycle Oyster Shells | (11/20/2012)
Shells Will Provide Homes for New Oysters in the Chesapeake BayOn this America Recycles Day, the Oyster Recovery Partnership (ORP) and the Anne Arundel County Recycling Division today announced a partnership to provide three new public collection sites for the...
Marylanders Grow Oysters Program Continues to Expand in 2012 | (8/15/2012)
Annapolis, Md. (August 14, 2012) ─ Seven new tributaries are now a part of the Marylanders Grow Oysters program for 2012, adding even more momentum to the extremely popular and well received citizen oyster growing initiative. Each year, the ...
DNR Invites Marylanders To Join Oyster Growing Program | (3/26/2012)
Application deadline April 30The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is looking for communities to help raise baby oysters for the 2012 season through the Marylanders Grow Oysters program. Now in its fifth year, the program is bigger and better than...
Public Invited to Discuss Harris Creek Oyster Restoration Efforts | (3/13/2012)
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) along with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will present plans for major oyster restoration efforts in Harris Creek from 1 to 7 p.m. on March ...
Governor Martin O'Malley Announces Maryland Native Oyster Survival Rate Highest Since 1985 | (2/13/2012)
Governor proposes $8 million capital investment for oyster restoration Oyster disease levels lowest on record Governor Martin O'Malley today announced another landmark in the State's ongoing efforts to restore the Chesapeake Bay's native oyster populati...
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