The Chesapeake Bay’s restoration has
the potential to be the most dramatic
example of environmental recovery
ever seen. By every measure, the
Bay is healthier than it was even
five years ago. Pollution levels
are falling. Crab and oyster
populations are rising.
Grasses are rebounding,
and the water is clearer.
Now it’s time to
finish the job.
Oysters are one of nature’s greatest water treatment
plants. With our partners, we have set an ambitious
goal of adding 10 billion new oysters to the Bay by
2025. By significantly boosting the Bay’s most effective
natural filters, the Chesapeake Oyster Alliance will
improve water quality, engage new constituencies,
and drive economic benefits for the region.
Working with partners across the Bay, we will:
• Set and achieve a collective goal of 10 billion new
oysters in the Bay by 2025;
• Work to achieve an accurate estimate of the Bay’s
oyster population to inform management and
• Promote science-based oyster management,
including sanctuaries and a strong, regional
is what we need
to save the Bay’s
Founding Partner of
the Hoopers Island
Oysters are one of nature’s greatest water treatment plants. These
powerhouses filter algae, stabilize shorelines, and create habitat.