MK_fb_banner_2014Mermaid’s Kiss Oyster Fest & “It’s My Bay” Awards Fundraiser

Thank you to the record number of people who joined on us on October 2, 2014, at the National Aquarium in Baltimore. We hope you enjoyed this fun and important fundraiser and awards ceremony.

“Mermaid’s Kiss” is the Oyster Recovery Partnership’s annual fundraiser and awards ceremony. It is a celebration of  efforts – past, present and future – to restore the Chesapeake Bay oyster. We celebrate the oyster with friends, food, music and fun. Each year “Mermaid Kiss” showcases fine cuisine from restaurant members of ORP’s Shell Recycling Alliance, beautiful art and jewelry depicting the bay and top music from the region. The event includes a VIP preview party, during which the “It’s My Bay” awards are presented to public policy makers, individuals, corporations and others who have made significant contributions to restoring oysters.

Mermaid’s Kiss is both meaningful and fun. It’s name reflects the old saying that “eating an oyster is like kissing the sea.” We encourage all oyster fans to join us.

The National Aquarium in Baltimore

 2014 It’s My Bay Award Winners

Anne Arundel County Recycling Division: Corporate Leadership Award

Fager’s Island Restaurant: Shell Recycling Alliance Award

Mount View Middle School: Vernon P. Johnson Exceptional Citizen Stewardship Award

2014 Sponsors

Presenting Sponsors:

Gulf Coast Aggregates LLC
Maryland Seafood
Maryland Department of Natural Resources
National Aquarium

Platinum Sponsors:

Wendy’s
Keith Campbell Foundation
Congressional Seafood Co.
Mom’s Organic Market
Profish

Silver Sponsors:

Adirondack Tree Experts
Atlantic Strategies Group
BGE
Bob Driscoll
Dwyer Marketing and Associates
Gordon Feinblatt LLC Attorneys at Law
M&T Bank
toal, griffith + ayers
Raven Power

 Bronze Sponsors:

Chesapeake BaySavers
Chesapeake Roasting Company
Manis Canning and Associates
Moehn Management Inc.
ShoreGate Partners
SMECO

Restaurants:

Alewife
Clyde’s-Tower Oak Lodge
Factor’s Row
Grilled Oyster Company
Occidental
Ryleigh’s Oyster Food and Spirits
Volt
Woodberrry Kitchen

Oyster Companies:

Barren Island Oysters
Chesapeake Gold Oysters

Beverages:

Beer: Flying Dog Brewery
Wine: Bordy Vineyards
Vodka: Finlandia Vodka