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Working Towards Saving Our Sanctuaries

Expanding Oyster Sanctuaries

The Chesapeake BaySavers works with groups like Spa Creek Conservancy, Capital SUP, and others to maintain fleets of oyster cages in the Chesapeake Watershed. When the oysters grow large enough to survive on their own in sanctuaries, we work with volunteers from around Annapolis and the Bay area to plant them. We are excited to expand this initiative into other waterways in and around Annapolis to educate Maryland citizens as to why it’s so important to have more oyster in the bay.

Protecting Oyster Sanctuaries

The Chesapeake BaySavers has an extensive track record of successful legislative environmental victories. In the 2017 legislative session, we were responsible for the drafting and lobbying of House Bill 924, which passed and prohibited commercial interests from harvesting in oyster sanctuaries this year. In 2018, Chesapeake BaySavers expects that commercial interests will return to threaten sanctuaries yet again. We will need your help now to win this fight again!