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2022 Oyster Social Recap

2022 Oyster Social Recap

We held our 11th annual Oyster Social on Thursday, June 16, 2022. Every year we hold a cookout for our growers and volunteers to thank them for their time and hard work to help keep the oyster program thriving. Storms came through town in the late morning but cleared...

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8th Annual Oyster Social 2019

8th Annual Oyster Social 2019

Oyster restoration program sees best year yet The threat of rain couldn’t stop 106 guests of The Chesapeake Bay Oyster Reef Recovery Initiative (ORRI) from gathering together to celebrate another successful growing season at the 8thAnnual Oyster Social. The event was...

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2019 Oyster Pick-up Recap

2019 Oyster Pick-up Recap

The 2019 Oyster Pick Up was held on Friday, May 31. All 68 of our volunteers met at founding sponsor's, Eglseder Wealth Management Group Inc., office on Commerce Drive in Easton to sign in, get their pre-printed routes and some coffee and donuts. Once they had “fueled...

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1 Week until Pick-up: Cage Maintenance 5-20-19 to 5-29-19

1 Week until Pick-up: Cage Maintenance 5-20-19 to 5-29-19

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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Only 3 weeks until Oyster Pickup

Only 3 weeks until Oyster Pickup

Oyster Cage Maintenance 5-6-19 to 5-12-19 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 4-22-19 to 4-28-19

Oyster Cage Maintenance 4-22-19 to 4-28-19

Oh what a difference a week makes! When I did my cage maintenance on Sunday, I was amazed at how much fouling had occurred since last week. In just a week, the rate of fouling had nearly doubled! Here’s what I did and recommend that you do this week: Actively dunk...

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Oyster Cage Maintenance 4-15-19 to 4-21-19

Oyster Cage Maintenance 4-15-19 to 4-21-19

Water temperatures are rising…. …and with that has arrived the increased growth of fouling organisms on the cages. In the past two weeks, there was more accumulated growth on my cages than the prior three weeks combined! There was also quite a bit of silt and sediment...

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First Spring 2019 Maintenance Letter

First Spring 2019 Maintenance Letter

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 temperatures, extreme low tides and a lot of...

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2018 Year End Maintenance

2018 Year End Maintenance

It’s time to put your oysters to bed for the winter! 2018 Year-End Maintenance 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...

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Maintenance 11-12-18 to 11-18-18

Maintenance 11-12-18 to 11-18-18

When I checked my oysters on Sunday, the spat had grown a little bit since last week, but there was very little growth or “fouling” on the cages themselves, so….. Here’s what you should do for maintenance this week: Actively dunk your cages up and down in the water to...

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