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A new season of Tilghman Islanders Grow Oysters!

  Over the last two weeks, we delivered all the cages for our Tilghman Islanders Grow Oysters 2020/2021 season! These cages are part of our oyster restoration work, supplementing wild oyster populations.   As part of this program, folks with access to docks along the Chesapeake Bay volunteer to host oyster cages containing oysters for…
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Oysters, oysters, oysters!

Why are we so obsessed with oysters at Phillips Wharf? Well, oysters are delicious but they are also important residents of the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem and there are a lot fewer of them than there used to be.   Oysters are considered a keystone species. This means that places where oysters live are so dependent…
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Bacterial testing and what it means

  If you follow any of the Riverkeepers of the Chesapeake Bay, you are probably familiar with their weekly Facebook posts about bacteria levels. Let’s talk about why they are posting this information, what it’s actually telling us, and what it means to you.     First, there are a variety of water quality monitoring…
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Tilghman Islanders Grow Oysters program recap

  While this year marked the smallest amount of oysters that we’ve planted in the last 8 years, we are still very proud of every single oyster we did plant. The 2019/2020 growing season was completely out of the ordinary and it was the first year we have ever run this program with oysters that…
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