marylanders grow oysters.

attempting to revive the oyster population.


tred avon river oyster sanctuary — oxford, md.

a few weeks ago i had the opportunity to learn more about chesapeake bay oysters, while on assignment for maryland life magazine. they are running an article on marylanders grow oysters, a project that aims to foster a diverse oyster reef through community action. i spent the morning with chris judy from the maryland department of natural resources as he collected oysters grown by oxford residents in the tred avon river. 150+ volunteer oyster growers tended nearly 900 cages, yeilding approximately 250,000 oysters.

i also visited the horn point oyster hatchery at the university of maryland center for environmental science to document their production of oyster spat for research, restoration, and educational projects. i thoroughly enjoyed learning about these programs and the process, and im very excited to read the article when it is published!

horn point oyster hatchery ::

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2 responses to “marylanders grow oysters.

  1. Licia

    Love the Photos! Shannon at Maryland Life sent me your site and I am thrilled that the magazine is doing a story on the Oyster recovery issue.
    If you ever need info on things or fun places to shoot in Salisbury, MD shoot me an email!

  2. Katy

    Gorgeous shots, as always. That pic of the dock NEEDS to be on a calendar…it’s gorgeous.

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