Restore Rock Creek

Restore Rock Creek at Horn Point Lab

Tour of Horn Point Lab Oyster Hatchery

Posted on July 21, 2014 · Posted in Oysters Rock

Over 20 people joined our tour of Horn Point Lab with director Mutt Merrit.   We saw the spat being born and attaching to oyster shells!  Several interesting idea’s were presented. 1 – The oysters we plant become part of an ecosystem which help fish, crabs and other aquatic life...
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Healthy Patapsco River oysters

Oysters at Fort Carroll (a belated posting)

Posted on June 25, 2014 · Posted in Oysters Rock, Watershed

Mr. Chris Judy from MD DNR visited Ft Carroll last November (2013) to sample the oyster reef that is located between the fort and Key Bridge in an effort to assess the health of this population of oysters (we are on the northern edge of oyster habitat on the bay..
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this image is immediately down stream of an exposed sewer line.


Posted on · Posted in Storm Water Runoff, Studies, Watershed

Let’s talk about stormwater for a minute.   There certainly has been much discussion in the last few years about stormwater.  Unfortunately, much of the discussion has centered on snappy slogans like “rain tax” and “stormwater fees.”   Unfortunately, we spend time arguing about the slogans and never really talk..
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monitoring boat

A monitoring trip on the creek

Posted on June 17, 2014 · Posted in Monitoring Program

Not long ago I had the opportunity to help out with a monitoring trip on Rock Creek.  We had perfect weather; I couldn’t think of a better way to spend a summer afternoon.   First, Caryn showed us how to calibrate the water quality meter, so that our data would..
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Planting Oysters at Fort Carroll

Oysters Planting by Oysters Rock a Marylanders Grow Oysters Program

Posted on June 11, 2014 · Posted in Oysters Rock

A BIG thank you to Chris and Nancy Wallis, our Program Directors for Oysters Rock, a Marylanders Grow Oysters Program.  On Saturday June 7, we deposited 37 bushels of young oysters on the oyster sanctuary reef at Ft. Carroll. Chris says “From my perspective, this has been another successful season...
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Replacing the Aeration (Bubbler) System

Posted on June 9, 2014 · Posted in Aeration System

  As many of us know, the Anne Arundel County study of the Rock Creek Aeration (Bubbler) System concluded that an aeration system is needed to maintain the health of Rock Creek.  In this year’s budget (2014),  the county funded the design stage for replacing the aging system.   One of..
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Oyster Spat after One Month

See Your Baby Oysters Born

Posted on May 21, 2014 · Posted in Events

Join us and explore how baby oysters (spat) are grown with your friends and family through the Restore Rock Creek – Oyster Rock tour of Horn Point Laboratory this Summer.   This is an opportunity for Pasadena residents to get a first hand look at how the Restore Rock Creek Oyster Growers are..
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Sampling Sites for Restore Rock Creek Monitoring Program

Monitoring Sites and Forms

Posted on April 30, 2014 · Posted in Monitoring Program

Each summer volunteers work to monitor water quality on Rock Creek.  Each of these sites are monitored every two weeks for water clarity (turbidity), temperature, dissolved oxygen, conductivity, salinity and ph.  The forms used by are volunteers are: Site 1 - RCMC-1 Site 2 - RCMC-2 Site 3 - RCMC-3 Site 4 - WLC-1 Site 5 - TC-1 Site 6 - RCMC-4..
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MPA Cox Creek Open House - Photo by Bill McAllen

Cox Creek Open House

Posted on April 29, 2014 · Posted in Events

I attended the Maryland Port Administration open house of the Cox Creek Dredged Material Containment Facility and hosted a table for Restore Rock Creek and Koolhof Earth.  Four of our members attended the event, and everyone who attended felt it was a good use of their time. When I first attended this event in..
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This years spat looks healthy

Oyster Planting – June 7th, 2014

Posted on April 27, 2014 · Posted in Oysters Rock

Oyster Gardeners: Save the date of June 7, 2014, when we would like you to bring your oyster shells and baby oyster harvest to the Maryland Yacht Club (same location where you picked up your cages and oyster spat). Then we will have a boat take our oyster harvest to..
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