Funded by grants from the Chesapeake Bay Trust
and the Keith Campbell Foundation for the Environment
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Supported by the Shady Side Peninsula Association, the West River Improvement Association and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation
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Contact us at power@westriveroyster.org
Spring 2018 Oyster Return
Our 2017 oyster return day was held Sunday May 21.
We collected and planted 16,000 oysters in the West River.

Fall 2018 Spat Delivery

TIME TO GET SPAT!!!

The 2017 Oyster spat pick-up day was held on Sunday, October 22 at the Galesville Memorial Hall. Nearly 50 bags of spat were distributed to local oyster gardeners. These oyster spat will be grown in cages at docks along the West and Rhodes Rivers and returned in June 2018, when they will be released onto POWeR\'s Oyster Sanctuary bed in the West River.