Press & Media

ORP is committed to assisting members of the media who are interested in oyster-related topics and stories. Please direct inquiries to Allison Albert Guercio, Director of Marketing & Fundraising.

COUNTY EXPANDS CRAB POT DEBRIS REMOVAL, BEGINS OYSTER SHELL RECYCLING

March 07, 2023

Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski visited the Essex waterfront this morning to spotlight the second year of a program to remove derelict crab pots and fishing gear from the bottom of the Chesapeake Bay, and announced a collection site...

Bay Region in Critical need of Oyster Shell due to Limited Restaurant Operations

November 23, 2020

Oyster Recovery Partnership offers public drop sites in Maryland and Virginia Chesapeake Bay oyster season is typically synonymous with crowded raw bars and oyster festivals galore. With restaurants closed or operating at limited capacity and…

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MARYLAND MAN COMPLETES RECORD STAND-UP PADDLE OF THE CHESAPEAKE BAY IN SUPPORT OF OYSTER RECOVERY

September 28, 2020

The Bay Paddle Presented by Flying Dog Brewery Nearing its $200,000 Goal ANNAPOLIS, MD (September 28, 2020) – Annapolis native Chris Hopkinson became the first person to paddleboard the entire…

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Severn River Receives Boatload of Oysters through Operation Build-a-Reef

July 24, 2020

Community fundraiser plants 16.9 million water-filtering oysters in Annapolis, MD river ANNAPOLIS, MD (July 23, 2020) — The Severn River Association and Oyster Recovery Partnership today celebrated the planting of…

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Annapolis Native to Travel 240 Miles across Chesapeake Bay by Paddleboard to Support Oyster Recovery Efforts

July 1, 2020

The Bay Paddle Presented by Flying Dog Brewery Kicks-off Summer Fundraising Effort ANNAPOLIS, MD (Wednesday, July 1, 2020) – Annapolis native Chris Hopkinson today announced that he will attempt an…

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Severn River Association & Oyster Recovery Partnership to kick-off 2021 Operation Build-a-Reef: Severn River

August 16, 2018

Oyster fans enjoy a boat ride and lunch provided by WaterMark to celebrate the start of Operation Build-A-Reef, which planted 50 million oyster spat-on-shell to restore oyster reefs in the…

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ORP to Host Shuck-a-thon in Support of Chesapeake Seafood Industry

January 1, 1970

Shucked product will be donated as Oyster Stew to Homeless Organization in West Baltimore The Oyster Recovery Partnership (ORP) is hosting a 12-hour, virtual Shuck-a-Thon in support of Maryland Seafood from 8…

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