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    Torrey Brown was an ORP board member and long-time friend of the Chesapeake Bay.

The Leading Nonprofit Restoring Oysters in the Chesapeake Bay

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4.73 Billion


Nearly 20 years ago, the Oyster Recovery Partnership was commissioned as a cooperative coalition of multiple partners that contribute toward a large-scale restoration program that plants hatchery-produced oysters back into the Chesapeake Bay. As a result of this successful Partnership, nearly 5 billion oysters have been planted on 1,600 acres of oyster reefs.

1,200 TONS


As Maryland’s leading nonprofit restoring oysters in the Chesapeake Bay, the Oyster Recovery Partnership also supports the State’s Marylanders Grow Oysters program, provides shellfish aquaculture and fishery support services and operates the region’s Shell Recycling Alliance, which has recycled 1,200 tons of shell.

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Over 50,000


Educating future generations about the importance of the oyster to the Chesapeake Bay is critical. ORP reaches thousands of families with this message and hands-on oyster tonging demonstrations every year. Come see us at an event. Become an Oyster Advocate today! Ask us how hosting a fundraising event will help your corporation make a tangible difference.

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