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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.

ATTENTION RESTAURANTS: Recycle your oyster shells and leave your legacy on our Bay!
In an effort to restore oysters to the Chesapeake Bay, restaurants around the region have become proud
partners in the region's first Oyster Shell Recycling Alliance. Oyster shells provide critical habitat for new oysters and other important marine life to grow so returning them to the Bay and its tributaries is critical. In fact, oysters are a “keystone species” that used to filter the Bay in just days. Now, it takes more than a year.
Oyster shells collected through the Shell Recycling Alliance are then replanted into the Bay with new baby oysters (“spat”) attached. As a member of this elite group of business owners who care about our Bay, you will receive materials needed for the program, including marketing materials, to alert guests about your participation.
Join us in providing the Bay’s most special guests – oysters – a new, sustainable home! To learn more, visit or call 410.990.4970.