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The Boater's Lounge - S2E5: Save the Oysters! feat. Kellie Fiala



After an amazing fall & spring, Oasis Marinas was able to help grow and plant over 26,000 oysters with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation across a number of marinas in the area! We are proud supporters of the Foundation's mission and their oyster restoration program in Maryland.

This week Allie and Andy visited Inner Harbor Marina to talk to our partner Kellie Fiala to learn more about these incredible members of our ecosystem and hear about Kellie's work as the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's Oyster Restoration Program Coordinator. In this episode hear...

  • Kellie's background and start with CBF

  • some of the biggest issues affecting the Bay right now

  • oyster program basics and WHY we need to help protect oysters

  • the difference between oyster restoration & gardening

  • and how you can get involved in this initiative!

We know you'll enjoy this conversation as much as we did! **Fun fact: Kellie has seen one pearl in her time working with oysters. And don't worry - it is still fine to eat these molluscs, just throw the shells back in the Bay!

To learn more about the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's oyster restoration program, click here or email Kellie directly at kfiala@cbf.org. Check out more on CBF's Oyster Gardening here: https://www.cbf.org/how-we-save-the-bay/programs-initiatives/maryland/oyster-restoration/oyster-gardening/

Have a guest or topic you'd like us to feature? Email the marketing team at marketing@oasismarinas.com!

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