Giving Back: Helping a Precious Local Resource
It’s no secret that our great state’s known for delectables like blue crab, pit beef, Smith Island cake, and Berger cookies. But did you know Maryland’s oysters can’t be beat either?
It’s one of the reasons Chesapeake Hearing Centers is proud to donate to the hardworking Oyster Recovery Partnership (ORP), an organization that’s spent nearly 30 years dedicated to supporting an important local native species.
ORP works with public and private entities to help restore critical Chesapeake Bay oysters and their habitat. This in turn benefits not only public fisheries and commercial aquaculture but the health of the bay itself.
So far, per its website, ORP is making quite an impact, including having:
- Planted over 9 billion oysters on 3,000 acres of reef
- Recycled over 250,000 bushels of oyster shells
Our recent contribution to ORP will pay for seeding 760,000 oyster spat (larvae attached to shells) in the Chesapeake Bay. How exciting is that! It’s great to be part of this, and we hope others will be encouraged to do the same.
Chesapeake Hearing Centers’ Tim Aland (left) presents a donation check to Paul Schurick, director of partnerships at Oyster Recovery Partnership. The contribution will aid in seeding 760,000 oyster spat in the Chesapeake Bay.
At Chesapeake Hearing Centers, we’re honored to be able to serve the community we love, including supporting initiatives that lift the whole region. Learn more about our programs for giving back, from helping people in need hear their best, to sharing a portion of our proceeds with selected local charities.