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2018 Final Cage Maintenance and Thank You!

To all of our growers: I would like to personally thank each and every one of you for your participation in The Chesapeake Bay Oyster Reef Recovery Initiative. When we started our program seven years ago, our goal was to double our number of growers each year. In our...

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7th Annual Oyster Social

The 7thAnnual Oyster Social was held on June 14, 2018 at the business location of founding sponsor, Eglseder Wealth Management Group, Inc. The event’s theme, “How it used to be...” alluded to the simple, joyful summer BBQs of the past as well as the...

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Oyster Pickup 2018

The 2018 Oyster Pick Up was held on Friday, June 1, 2018. Luckily, it was the only day that week where rain was not in the forecast. People began arriving at the Eglseder offices about 7:45 to get their route assignments and fuel up on coffee and doughnuts. After...

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Oyster Cage Maintenance 5-21-18 to 5-27-18

Only ONE more week until the Oyster Pick-up! There was a good deal of fouling growth on my cages this past week. Here is what I did: Actively dunk each cage up and down in the water to remove accumulated silt and sediment. Leave the cages on the dock for about 90...

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Oyster Cage Maintenance 5-14-18 to 5-20-18

Only TWO weeks until the Oyster Pick-up! There was a good deal of fouling growth on my cages this past week. Here is what I did: Actively dunk each cage up and down in the water to remove accumulated silt and sediment. Leave the cages on the dock for about 90 minutes...

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Oyster Cage Maintenance 5-7-18 to 5-13-18

Only THREE weeks until the Oyster Pick-up! There was a good deal of fouling growth on my cages this past week. Here is what I did: Actively dunk each cage up and down in the water to remove accumulated silt and sediment. Leave the cages on the dock for about 90...

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Oyster Cage Maintenance 4-30-18 to 5-6-18

Only four weeks until the Oyster Pick-up! There was a good deal of fouling growth on my cages this past week. Here is what I did: Actively dunk each cage up and down in the water to remove accumulated silt and sediment. Leave the cages on the dock for about 90 minutes...

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Oyster Cage Maintenance 3-25-18 to 4-1-18

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure! As we mentioned in our last maintenance letter back in December, we promised to begin sending these letters out again in the Spring as the water tempuratures began to rise. This past winter saw some very low tempurares,...

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2017 Year-End Maintenance

  It’s time to put your oysters to bed for the winter! There are just a few things you need to do to put your oysters to bed for the winter. Give them one last good dunking up and down to wash off any accumulated silt and sediment that may have accumulated over...

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Maintenance 11-6-17 to 11-12-17

“They’re beginning to look a lot like oysters!” My “spat” really began to take on the shape of an oyster shell this past week. Once again, due to falling water temperatures, there was very little fouling or growth on my cages. Here’s what you should do for maintenance...

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