A gathering in Easton, Maryland of 70 Chesapeake Bay Oyster Reef Recovery Initiative volunteers was led by the staff of founding sponsor, Eglseder Wealth Management Group, Inc. on Thursday, October 5 to deliver an estimated 337,000 oyster spat-on-shell to 300-plus volunteer oyster growers.

After coffee, doughnuts, and lunches were handed out, volunteers loaded buckets and cages of oyster spat-on-shell in their trucks and trailers and delivered them to the docks of the Initiative’s volunteer oyster growers.

The spat-on-shell are housed in protective cages that are suspended from the grower’s docks throughout the fall and winter. In late spring, volunteers meet again to collect each grower’s oysters and plant them in a protected oyster sanctuary on the Tred Avon River.

The Chesapeake Bay Oyster Reef Recovery Initiative was founded in 2011 by Eglseder Wealth Management Group, Inc., and was established as part of the state’s Marylanders Grow Oysters program to encourage people to become involved in Maryland’s oyster restoration efforts and clean-up of the Chesapeake Bay.

To learn how to become an oyster grower, please visit www.oystersforthebay.com or contact Program Manager Suzanne Anderson at 410-822-9143.

Eglseder Wealth Management Group, Inc. has been a client-centered local business for more than 39 years and focuses on educating its clients on the five key areas of retirement planning: protection, estate planning, cash flow, income tax reduction, and investments. Each client receives a consultation every three to four months and is offered educational seminars to discuss changes in estate and income tax laws, as well as appropriate investment strategies for retirees and for those who are about to retire.

They can be reached at 8694 Commerce Drive, Easton, Md., 21601, 410-822-9143. Securities and advisory services are offered through Commonwealth Financial Network®, Member FINRA/SIPC, a Registered Investment Adviser. More information is available at www.eglsederwealth.com.

 

Small oyster seeds—or spat-on-shell—can be seen in a dockside bucket, ready to be planted by one of the Chesapeake Bay Oyster Reef Recovery Initiative 300 volunteers on October 5. Oysters help filter the Chesapeake Bay’s waters by removing excess nitrogen and incorporating it into their shells and tissue as they grow and consume pollutants, rendering them harmless.

Lines are marked as part of the Chesapeake Bay Oyster Reef Recovery Initiative with www.oystersonthebay.com printed on zip ties and are connected to immersed cages hung on the dock and full of oyster seed or spat-on-shell. The Initiative was founded in 2011 by Eglseder Wealth Management Group, Inc., and was established as part of the state’s Marylanders Grow Oysters program to encourage people to become involved in Maryland’s oyster restoration efforts and clean-up of the Chesapeake Bay.

Oyster Recovery Partnership Shell Recycling Alliance Operations Manager Thomas Price unloads an estimated 337,000 oyster spat-on-shell housed in mesh bags at the Chesapeake Bay Oyster Reef Recovery Initiative’s Oct. 5 fall planting event. The Initiative was founded in 2011 by Eglseder Wealth Management Group, Inc., and was established as part of the state’s Marylanders Grow Oysters program to encourage people to become involved in Maryland’s oyster restoration efforts and clean-up of the Chesapeake Bay.

A drive-through set up greeted 70 Chesapeake Bay Oyster Reef Recovery Initiative volunteers with coffee, doughnuts, and lunches were provided. The volunteers loaded buckets and cages of oyster spat-on-shell in their trucks and trailers and delivered them to 300-plus volunteer oyster growers. Volunteers will meet again in late spring to collect each grower’s oysters and plant them in a protected oyster sanctuary on the Tred Avon River.

Jay Anderson is one of 300 Chesapeake Bay Oyster Reef Recovery Initiative volunteers who take oyster spat-on-shell housed in protective cages to suspend from his docks throughout this fall and winter. In late spring, Initiative volunteers will collect each grower’s oysters and plant them in a protected oyster sanctuary on the Tred Avon River.

Jay Anderson is one of 300 Chesapeake Bay Oyster Reef Recovery Initiative volunteers who take oyster spat-on-shell housed in protective cages to suspend from his docks throughout this fall and winter. In late spring, Initiative volunteers will collect each grower’s oysters and plant them in a protected oyster sanctuary on the Tred Avon River.