Midshore RIVERKEEPER® Conservancy supports native oyster restoration. Native oysters filter and clean our waters and their resurgence is an essential component of river health.
MARYLANDERS GROW OYSTERS (MGO) PROGRAM
Elle O’Brien, MRC’s Education and Outreach Coordinator, manages the Marylanders Grow Oyster Program for the Miles, Wye, Tred Avon, and Choptank Rivers. Through this program we recruit waterfront property owners to accept oyster cages filled with oyster stock. Program participants grow those oysters, which are eventually relocated to sanctuaries. MRC has established a permitted oyster reef sanctuary in the Wye River Complex.
If you are interested in growing oysters on the Choptank River, or for more information on growing oysters please contact Elle O’Brien, MRC’s Oyster Captain, at 443.385.0511 or firstname.lastname@example.org.