MArylanders Grow Oysters

ShoreRivers supports native oyster restoration. Each native oysters filters about 50 gallons of river water per day, so their resurgence is an essential component of river health.

Growing oysters gives citizen volunteers an opportunity to learn about our river and to be a part of the effort to restore it. Our Marylanders Grow Oysters (MGO) program is a collaboration between ShoreRivers, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science's Horn Point Lab, the Oyster Recovery Partnership, and Washington College. 

To join our MGO program, please contact:

Choptank River: Matt Pluta (
Miles and Wye rivers and Eastern Bay: Elle Bassett (
Chester and Corsica rivers: Laura Wood (