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Oyster Cage Sponsorships

Making money has been difficult in the last few months. Many of our community members are aware of this and are also struggling. Because of the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic, donations to nonprofits such at Phillips Wharf are down. In fact, estimates suggest that 83% of all US charities have reported declines in…
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Ready? Set. Grow!

Last month, we kicked off our Tilghman Islanders Grow Oysters program for the 2020-2021 season. The oysters that were placed with volunteer growers in September are now growing rapidly in their new homes. How do we know?     Well, earlier this month, we trained some of our growers to measure their oysters so that…
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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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