First stage of $6 million Chesapeake Bay oyster restoration nears completion

The first stage of the largest-ever oyster recovery effort in the Chesapeake Bay will be completed in the upcoming weeks, Senator Barbara Mikulski announced Friday.

Harris Creek is the first of five Chesapeake Bay tributaries in Maryland being restored.

According to Mikulski’s office, more than two billion oysters have been planted in Harris Creek since the project began in 2011.

Mikulski also announced Friday that NOAA has awarded an additional one million dollars to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, on top of the 5.12 million dollars already secured, to continue the multi-year restoration process of reseeding and monitoring oyster reeds in the remaining tributaries.

See full August 7, 2015 article on WBOC website.

See December 19, 2013 article & photo credit in The Bay Journal.

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