Urge MD Gov. Hogan to Restart Tred Avon Oyster Restoration

A vibrant oyster reef. Photo by Dave Harp.The future of an important oyster restoration project is hanging in the balance.

In January, the Hogan Administration halted the multi-million-dollar oyster restoration project in the Tred Avon River oyster sanctuary, without a scientific justification for doing so. Now, the Administration has the chance to recommit to the work that was started by the Army Corps of Engineers to restore oysters in this important tributary for the benefit of all Marylanders. Funding is available for the Corps to begin work again, but the decision to move ahead must be made soon. With clear evidence that oyster restoration is working, it’s essential that Maryland move forward to protect the oyster population and the health of the Bay.  

Tell the Hogan Administration right now that Maryland should pick up where it left off in the Tred Avon, and that now is not the time to backslide on oysters by opening up sanctuaries for harvest. 

Photo by Dave Harp.


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