oyster restoration

What Does An Oyster Bar Sound Like? 

May 9, 2022

How do you tell whether the river bottom at 4 meters depth is sand, mud, rock, concrete or shell? You can listen to the sounding pole. It’s a crunchy sound when you hit sand. This month, SRA’s Oyster Committee Co-Chair, Ted Delaplaine, taught us how to use a sounding pole to ground truth what we […]

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SRA Surveys Locations For New Severn Oyster Reefs 

March 7, 2022

Thanks to a grant from the Chesapeake Bay Trust and the Chesapeake Oyster Alliance, SRA will be expanding our oyster restoration research operations this spring and summer to identify the best new locations for future oyster restoration reefs in the Severn River. The $10,000 grant will support a major study of river bottom conditions where historic […]

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Build-A-Reef: 24 Million More Oysters In The Severn

September 13, 2021

Boy, do we have some really great oyster restoration news in the Severn River! Thanks to private donors who love oysters, Smyth Jewelers, the Severn River Association and the Oyster Recovery Partnership have just planted 24 million baby oysters and created a new oyster restoration reef in the Severn. The new bivalve arrivals are now […]

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Severn River Oysters – Are Fertilizers A Threat?

January 19, 2021

— by Joan Treichel, SRA Science Reporter Oyster restoration in the Severn River is a major SRA program, enlisting some 400 volunteers each year. In 2018, volunteers and donors planted 47 million oysters. This past July, the number was 17 million. And more will be coming. But there is a threat to this master plan — […]

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