• Watershed-Wide Actions

    Ongoing

    • Restoring and monitoring restoration efforts in the six currently selected Maryland and Virginia tributaries.
    • Tracking oyster restoration efforts in other locations in the region.
    • Collecting data to quantify ecosystem services on restored reefs.
    • Meeting with funding agencies and organizations to maximize available financial resources.
    • Exploring the availability and suitability of alternative substrates.
    • Considering the concerns of shell budget and hatchery capacity and how to address future issues.
    • Implementing and assessing the effectiveness of enforcement plans to address poaching.
    • Informing and obtaining feedback from stakeholders near selected or candidate tributaries.
    • Working collaboratively to promote efficient, streamlined permitting processes.

    January - June 2017

    • Selecting additional tributaries in Maryland and/or Virginia for restoration.