YOU Can Help Plant 20 Million Oysters!

Published: May 13, 2021

Dear Lovers Of The Severn,

Thanks to the support of community members like you, we are close to being able to plant another 20 million oysters in the Severn River this year!

But we still need your help to make Operation Build-A-Reef: Severn River a success this summer. 

YOU can be part of Operation Build-a-Reef: Severn River with a simple donation.

Our goal is to raise $30,000 to purchase 20 million oyster spat-on-shell and plant them in the Severn River.

We’re more than 2/3 of the way to this year’s goal! Can you help with the last big push? It’s easy to help!

Please consider making a donation today at! The Build-A-Reef campaign ends July 31.

  • Oysters are the key to restoring the Severn River. A mature oyster filters 50 gallons of water a day.
  • Oysters are nature’s way of improving water quality to support a sustainable fisheries!
  • Title sponsor, Smyth Jewelers, has agreed to plant 1,000 oysters for every engagement ring sold, and is already on the hook for more than 66,000 oysters! Thanks Smyth Jewelers!

Operation Build-a-Reef: Severn River is a partnership between Oyster Recovery Partnership and the Severn River Association.

This is a key part of repopulating the Severn River with oysters and restoring our oyster reefs to their former glory! The Build-A-Reef program is currently concentrating restoration efforts between the Rt. 50 and USNA Bridges.

Learn more and donate at!

Erik Kreifeldt,
SRA President