Work With Us

Invest in an organization that’s making a positive impact on Chesapeake Bay health and strengthening Maryland’s economy by working with ORP. We’ve collaborated with private businesses, government agencies, and other nonprofits of all kinds that continue to support us year after year.

When you partner with ORP, you align with an effective nonprofit leader. Benefits are tailored to the type and level of engagement and are designed to help you:

  • Increase brand awareness.

  • Build customer loyalty.

  • Inspire employees.

  • Gain recognition for social responsibility.

  • Make a positive impact on Chesapeake Bay health.

Contact us to begin a conversation about tailoring a partnership to meet your needs!

Here Are Some Common Ways That We Can Collaborate


Demonstrate your commitment to Bay restoration and help save this ecologically important byproduct by joining the Shell Recycling Alliance! Recycling shells saves you money by avoiding the costs of throwing it away.

ORP regularly picks up shell from restaurants and other businesses that meet the following qualifications:

  • Located in central Maryland, Washington DC, or Northern VA
  • Serve a minimum of 500+ oysters per week
  • Can save a covered, 32-gallon container of shells in cold storage or at a loading dock, waste room, or outdoor dumpster area for a maximum of two weeks

Meet the qualifications?

Let us know you’re interested!


  • Corporate Team Building & Volunteerism: Spend an inspiring half-day volunteering with ORP followed by an oyster social happy hour.

  • Cause Marketing: Collaboration with ORP is a win-win! Cause marketing helps increase sales and brand recognition and help raise awareness and funds for Bay restoration. Successful examples include Smyth Jewelers, Guinness Open Gate Brewery, and Distinguished Vineyards.

  • Event Sponsorship: Our annual event, World is Your Oyster Fest, is a bivalve lovers’ bash that showcases regional oyster farms, seafood delicacies, and much more. Sponsorship opportunities are designed to give you maximum exposure before, during, and after the event.


Scientific Community

  • Learn more about oyster Best Management Practices and their relevance to government agencies and private businesses.

  • Highlight restoration successes with ORP’s monitoring reports.

  • Access ORP’s archive of science and restoration data.