Oysters

About 75 waterfront property owners on Rock Creek have volunteered to grow oyster spats in cages from their docks last September. Allan Straughan, left, and Chris Wallis get ready to plant 21 bushel of juvenile oysters in an oyster bar near Fort Carroll to help clean the water of the Patapsco River. The Oyster Rock program of Restore Rock Creek is one of the first community program to return live oysters back into the Chesapeake Bay.

( Kenneth K. Lam, Baltimore Sun / June 1, 2013 )

About 75 waterfront property owners on Rock Creek have volunteered to grow oyster spats in cages from their docks last September. Allan Straughan, left, and Chris Wallis get ready to plant 21 bushel of juvenile oysters in an oyster bar near Fort Carroll to help clean the water of the Patapsco River. The Oyster Rock program of Restore Rock Creek is one of the first community program to return live oysters back into the Chesapeake Bay.

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