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CCA Grows Oysters

Chestertown Christian Academy’s 5th and 6th graders and their teacher, Mrs. Amanda Tuttle-Smith, are excited to be participating in the Marylanders Grow Oysters project. Marylanders Grow Oysters is a state program managed by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. The Chester River Association heads up the program on the Chester River. This project is an exciting way to create and develop a living, diverse, oyster reef community.

CCA students will be going to Gratitude Marina, Rock Hall every 6 weeks to take exceptional care of their oysters. This includes hanging cages appropriately based on weather and temperatures, cleaning cages to control the algae and barnacle growth and the silt build up, and redistributing the oysters evenly in the cages.

Participating in this project will ultimately result in more oysters placed in the Chesapeake Bay. We are grateful for the opportunity to help bring about a cleaner, greener, more sustainable future for our community.

See our article in the Kent County News!

 

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