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Midshore Riverkeepers Offer Program to Boost Oyster Population

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EASTON, Md.- The Midshore Riverkeeper Conservancy is turning to people living on the water to help boost the oyster population in rivers and the Chesapeake Bay.

The oyster float cost $250 apiece, and in return, the buyer can receive up to $500 in tax credits, essentially making the program free to participants.  The program is going into it's fourth year next month.  Each year they have managed to add an additional 100 bushels worth of oysters to the rivers and bay.

Boosting the population is not the only objective though.  Tom Leigh, the Wye Mills Riverkeeper and the man behind the project, said oysters filter out nitrates and other harmful chemicals in the bay. 

He says it's also a project that gets people excited.

"There are literally miniature reefs on their docks that attract fish, crabs, shrimps, seahorses, all kinds of other life," Leigh said. "And it's really cool to watch these oysters mature and grow while they are on people's docks under their foster care."

People interesting in joining the program can visit the Conservancy's website here or call them at (443) 995-5570.

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