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Annapolis, Maryland 21401


Restoring Our Oyster.
Cleaning Our Bay.
Preserving Our Future.

This is the mission of the Oyster Recovery Partnership or "ORP," a 501 (c)(3) non-profit based in Annapolis, MD. ORP actively promotes, supports and restores for ecologic and economic purposes. We engage in numerous Chesapeake Bay-related projects by conducting science-based "in-the-water" and "on-the-land" recovery efforts, while conducting public outreach and education in our quest to protect our environment, our heritage, and our knowledge of the Chesapeake Bay, its marshes and rivers, and the life that it sustains.

To learn more about the Oyster Recovery Partnership please visit our main website at:

Nearly 20 years ago, the Oyster Recovery Partnership -- a 501(c)(3) non-profit based in Annapolis, MD -- was commissioned as a cooperative coalition of multiple partners that contribute toward a large-scale restoration program to plant disease-free oysters back into the Chesapeake Bay. As a result of this successful Partnership, nearly 4 billion oysters have been planted on 1,500 acres of oyster reefs and more than 15,000 bushels of shell have been recycled to provide homes for new oysters. As Maryland's leading nonprofit restoring oysters in the Chesapeake Bay, the Oyster Recovery Partnership also operates the region's Shell Recycling Alliance, supports the State's Marylanders Grow Oysters program and provides shellfish aquaculture and fishery support services.