University of Maryland Center for Environmental ScienceHorn Point Oyster Hatchery

The Horn Point Oyster Hatchery is a focal point for oyster restoration and research in Maryland. Production of oyster spat, oyster planting, and monitoring of those oyster spat has become possible through the formation of partnerships with the Oyster Recovery Partnership, Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Maryland Waterman’s Association, NOAA, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Chesapeake Bay Foundation, and others. These oyster restoration partnerships have been instrumental in advancing our understanding of how to best restore the Chesapeake Bay oyster population and in providing increased funding for oyster restoration projects. By working cooperatively we are best able to evaluate and apply innovative approaches to oyster restoration.

Oyster Recovery Partnership

The Oyster Recovery Partnership is commited to oyster restoration, the health of the Chesapeake Bay, and the preservation of our future. They actively support and promote oyster restoration for economic and ecologic purposes.

The Paynter Lab

The Paynter Labs focuses on the biology, ecology, and restoration of the Eastern Oyster, recognizing and studying the crucial role that it plays in the overall health of the Chesapeake Bay.

Chesapeake Bay Foundation

For over 40 years, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation has been dedicated to protecting and restoring the health of the Chesapeake Bay and its tributary rivers.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

NOAA has become a global leader on matters of scientific and environmental importance. Included in their efforts are the management of fisheriers, coastal restoration, and supporting marine commerce.

Chesapeake Bay Trust

The Chesapeake Bay Trust is commited to restoring and protecting the health of the Chesapeake Bay.

Virginia Institute of Marine Science

VIMS is one of the largest marine research and education centers in the United States and they are commited to educating citizens, students, and policy makers through their research and advisory services.

US Army Corps of Engineers

The guiding principle for the Army Corps of Engineers is environmental stability. They have provided critical efforts in support of many of our nations environmental resources and waterways.

Maryland Department of Natural Resources

Maryland DNR is commited to protecting our state’s many vital natural resources.

Maryland Environmental Service

Maryland Environmental Service was created to protect the state’s air, land, and water resources.


One of the world’s leading conservation organizations, the World Wildlife Fund is committed to protecting the future of nature.

Maryland Watermen’s Association

The Maryland Watermen’s Association is dedicated to the interests of all who derive beauty and benefit frrom Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay Waters.

Northrop Gruman

Northrop Gruman Corporation provides innovative solutions and technical services to government and commercial customers worldwide.

University of Maryland Extension

University of Maryland Extension (UME) is a statewide, non-formal education system within the college of Agriculture and Natural Resources and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.