Harris Creek

Choptank Riverkeeper Drew Koslow introduces us to a rare phenomenon—a Chesapeake Bay tributary where oysters reproduce prolifically.

Looking for any hard surface to begin their life, young oysters even attach to rocks along shore in the intertidal zone of Harris Creek. This success bodes well for a new project by the Oyster Recovery Partnership, of which CBF is a member. More than a billion young oysters will be added in coming years to the oysters that exist already in Harris Creek. In all, about 370 acres of reef also will be added to give the oysters plenty of room to multiply. The coalition has pledged to replicate this project in 20 Bay tributaries by 2025.

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