West River
Improvement
Association
(WRIA)


Shady Side
Peninsula
Association
(SSPA)

the Chesapeake Bay Trust
and
the Keith Campbell Foundation for the Environment

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2014 Season
Although not one of our better seasons in terms of quantity, the oysters that were returned in June were healthy and good sized. By the end of 2014 we have planted almost 320,000 oysters on our reef in the West River over 11 years. We have now seen some of the oysters dieing of old age at sizes exceding 6-7 inches.

Watch for news of our 2015 return date in May or June 2015.

Not yet an oyster gardener?
Workshops are held in the fall (due to the availability of spat).
Here is information on how to become a gardener. To sign up to become an oyster gardener beginning in the fall of 2015, contact CBF at MDoystergardening@cbf.org

OThe West River Improvment Association, (WRIA), is dedicated to the principle that, by working together, residents of Galesville and the surrounding area can protect and improve the quality of life in the community, including the West River watershed

OThe Shady Side Peninsula Association, is the association of citizens' groups and communities on the Shady Side Peninsula

Citizens in the West River community are establishing individual oyster gardens with guidance from the Chesapeake Bay Foundation to provide new one-year old oysters to the santuaries in the coming years.

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