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One For The Bay

Restoring Our Chesapeake Bay

Oyster reefs are one of the most endangered habitats on the planet. So much depends upon the oyster, tiny powerhouse of the Chesapeake Bay. Oysters suck in pollutants and expel clean water. Oyster reefs shelter marine life, yielding the fresh seafood we all enjoy.

The world’s leading conservation organization, The Nature Conservancy, and the Chesapeake Bay region’s leading non-profit on oyster restoration, the Oyster Recovery Partnership (ORP) and others have joined forces to reverse the cycle of overharvesting and pollution, focusing on a vibrant vision for a healthy bay: oyster reefs and sea-grass meadows, teeming with fish and crabs; people swimming and fishing in clean, safe waters; and a thriving economy.

One oyster at a time … and ultimately a healthier Chesapeake Bay.



Explore our collection of stories, and remember - so much depends upon your help.  Donate one minute, one dollar, one evening— it all adds up to a healthier Chesapeake Bay.  Support the work.  Enjoy the solution.  Because there's only one Chesapeake Bay.

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