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News Oyster restoration in the Chesapeake Bay


Jerry A
Oyster restoration efforts continue in the Chesapeake Bay

Posted 1/13/2015
Release no. 011315-001

Sarah Gross
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Karis King
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BALTIMORE - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and partners resumed oyster restoration in Harris Creek, Jan. 13, 2015. This effort is part of the Maryland and Virginia statewide oyster restoration program, as laid out by the Corps? Native Oyster Restoration Master Plan that identifies the most suitable tributaries throughout the Chesapeake Bay for large-scale oyster restoration based on physical and biological conditions.


Side note: Even though I do like oysters this effort goes well beyond simply the oyster beds. The restoration program will have associated benefits to water quality and angling in the area. There's a wealth of information available on this if you are interested. JAA