Oysters

How can your School or Organization help restore Habitat?

December 17, 2016
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Put your talents to work! CCA’s Living Reef Action Campaign is an educational and restoration campaign that offers a variety of opportunities for community organizations, public & private school classes, and corporate teams to play a role in oyster restoration.  CCA and BCT members are proud of the innovative work this project continues to demonstrate through its efforts … Read more

Costa Fisheries Symposium Attendee’s enjoy a Habitat Presentation

December 17, 2016
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The Habitat Committee provided attendee’s at this past months 2016 COSTA Fisheries Symposium with a recap of 2016’s projects, progress report on the Living Reef Action Campaign and what’s being planned for 2017. view a PDF copy of the presentation now By helping CCA Maryland’s Habitat Committee build new funding opportunities, you are helping Building Conservation Trust tackle new marine … Read more

Early Monitoring Shows Successful Growth

December 16, 2016
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What began as a community project designed to play a role in habitat restoration, has grown to engaging more than 1000 students across the state in habitat restoration STEM activities.  Students begin by learning in the classroom the history of the Chesapeake eastern oyster and the important role they can play in restoration.  Then, these classes get their hands dirty by constructing … Read more

Marine Habitat Monument Celebrates Reefing Partnership

December 16, 2016
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UNION BRIDGE, MARYLAND – The Coastal Conservation Association Maryland (CCA Maryland), CCA’s national habitat program the Building Conservation Trust (BCT), and Carroll County Public Schools (CCPS) recognized the efforts of Lehigh Cement Company for their collaborative effort to help restore, preserve and protect the Chesapeake Bay’s population of eastern oysters and their reefs. Lehigh supports … Read more

CCA Partners with York County History Center

September 16, 2016
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An Arts & Food Experience CCA Maryland Central Region Chapter is once again proud to be partnering with the York Water Company and York County History Center for their upcoming oyster festival. Oysters were a significant part of diets for york county colonials and for the past 42 years, York City has hosted a festival to … Read more

Tilghman Island Reef Site Coordinates

September 13, 2016
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Community Festival Benefits Habitat Restoration

September 12, 2016
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www.OYSTERSTROLLMD.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: September 15, 2016 Community Festival Benefits Restoration Each year the Central Region Chapter of the Coastal Conservation Association of Maryland (CCA MD) partners with the city of Westminster Maryland to host a free city wide Oyster Stroll. The festival benefits CCA MD’s award winning oyster restoration project, the Living Reef … Read more

Reef balls make maiden deployment for oyster habitat

July 29, 2016
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By:   Christina Jedra, Contact Reporter, Capital Gazette July 29, 2016 The Coastal Conservation Association and Chesapeake Bay Foundation deployed 72 artificial reef balls on an artificial oyster reef off the coast of Tilghman Island on Thursday afternoon. Teamwork from Maryland conservationist — from elementary schoolers to nonprofit workers — could result in new oyster habitat, … Read more

CCA Maryland & BCT Reef Ball Deployment

July 18, 2016
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Join CCA Maryland & Building Conservation Trust on the Chesapeake Bay July 28th at Noon as we deploy our first load of 72 Reef Balls all seeded with Oyster spat at Tilghman Island artificial reef site. For questions about our upcoming reef ball deployment, Contact Rick Elyar at 410-977-3782 or relyar@www.ccamd.org Coordinates: 38° 41′ 32.295″ … Read more

Kenny Teams with Engel Coolers to Keep No Shoes Nation Cool

July 18, 2016
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Kenny’s commitment to the world’s waters is as deep as his commitment to the No Shoes Nation. Having kicked off the No Shoes Reefs project in the St. Johns River, he wanted to find new ways to bring awareness, through the No Shoes Nation and tailgating together – and reached out to ENGEL, the original … Read more