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Did you know that adult oysters filter up to 50 gallons of water per day?

Harbor East Marina and the Healthy Harbor Initiative

It's true!


Oysters are nature's natural filtration system, which is why we need more of them to grow safely in the Chesapeake Bay. In any effort to help boost the sustainability of the Baltimore Harbor, Harbor East has proudly joined the The Great Baltimore Oyster Partnership, a collaboration between the Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore's Healthy Harbor Initiative (HHI) and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF), in the partnership’s efforts to plant 5 million oysters in Baltimore’s Patapsco River.


As part of the partnership, Harbor East Marina has installed 25 oyster cages along the promenade wall of the marina. In this protected location, the young oysters will receive the time and care necessary to safely mature. Once matured, the oysters will be moved to a sanctuary on the Patapsco River!


As part of its commitment to the Great Baltimore Oyster Partnership, Harbor East Marina will not only create space for the installation, but will dedicate staff members to tend to the posts, clean algae from cages, check the well-being of the young oysters, and monitor the surrounding waters for debris. 


Be sure to come on down and see the cages for yourself! We hope to grow this special program, and will update you on its success. To learn more about our installation, please check out the links below:


CBS Baltimore: Oyster Gardens Coming to Baltimore's Inner Harbor 


Proptalk: Oyster Cage Installation at Harbor East Marina


Maryland Department of Natural Resources: New Maryland Clean Marina in Baltimore