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Chesapeake Beach Oyster Cultivation Society Report January 15, 2015
Chesapeake Beach Town Council Meeting 

2014 year in review 

  • Volunteers and maintenance staff spent 1926 hours completing CBOCS projects

  • Hosted 865 students, teachers and chaperones on 14 oyster field trips

  • Delivered ~85,000 one year old oyster spat to the Old Rock Reef

  • Planted ~110,000 1 month oyster spat in Fishing Creek and under bay piers for initial year growth

  • Grew ~ 5,000 oyster larvae into oyster spat. First time for an oyster gardening facility in MD

  • Conducted 10 oyster health water monitoring sessions

  • Conducted 10 TMDL water monitoring sessions

  • Participated in Easter, Stars and Stripes and Waterpark Halloween festivals

  • Built and erected 2 osprey platforms, hosted 1 osprey family

  • Presentations at the Bayside History Museum, Captain Avery Museum, Retired Federal Employees, Northeast Community Center. These were hands-on educational activities 

  • Demonstrated oysters ability to clean bay for 5 days at Twin Beaches Library

  • Participated in 2 Fishing Creek clean up days. 

  • Revised the “Treasures of a Marsh Creek” activity book and printed 1500 copies

  • Identified flora along Fishing Creek and Brownies Beach. Erected 49 signs and completed “Field Guide to the Flora of Chesapeake Beach and printed 250 copies

  • Constructed 42 Oyster Reef Balls for deployment on Old Rock Reef. Presented project to multiple state and federal agencies to receive permit

2015 year in preview

Stay tuned it will be more exciting than 2014

To view a complete list of activities and the next 3 month CBOCS calendar, click here

John Bacon, Chair, CBOCS Steering Committee

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