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Oyster Recovery Partnership
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C Environmental Quality Protection, Beautification
C30 Natural Resource Conservation and Protection
K Agriculture, Food, Nutrition
K02 Management & Technical Assistance
S Community Improvement, Capacity Building
S01 Alliance/Advocacy Organizations
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Restoring Our Oyster. Cleaning Our Bay. Preserving Our Future. This is the mission of the Oyster Recovery Partnership (ORP) -- a 501(c)(3) non-profit based in Annapolis, MD. ORP actively promotes, supports and restores oysters for ecologic and economic purposes. We engage in numerous Chesapeake Bay-related projects by conducting science-based “in-the-water” and “on-the-land” recovery efforts, while conducting public outreach and education in our quest to protect our environment, our heritage, and our knowledge of the Chesapeake Bay, its marshes and rivers, and the life that it sustains.
Stephan has been the Executive Director of the Oyster Recovery Partnership since 2007. Prior to joining the Partnership, he was the Executive Director in the Office of Communications and Marketing at the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.
He enjoyed a distinguished career in the U.S. Navy, has held management positions at Sallie Mae and Careerbuilder, and earned a B.S. from Villanova University, a M.B.A. from George Washington University and is a graduate of the Naval War College. A lifelong sailor on the Chesapeake Bay, he has two children and resides in Stevensville.
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Oyster Recovery Partnership and its coalition of partners have produced and planted more than 3 billion oysters on 1,500 acres of bay bottom over the last decade of which a majority of the reefs are permanently protected and managed. The ORP also has founded and operates the Shell Recycling Alliance that is collecting used oyster shells from restaurants in the mid-Atlantic region for use in its restoraiton efforts.
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Impact Summary from the Nonprofit
The Oyster Recovery Partnership and its coalition of partners have planted more than 3.2 billion oysters and have restored nearly 70 oyster reefs on 1,500 acres -- a majority of which are permanently protected and managed. In 2011, ORP and its partners processed, cleaned and transported more than 70,000 bushels of shell that was in turn used to produce and plant more than 535 million baby oysters onto 316 acres of the Chesapeake Bay. In addition, over 10,000 bushels of shell were recycled from restaurants through the organizations oyster Shell Recycling Alliance, a volunteer based shell recycling program in the mid-Atlantic region.