Students to Build Downs Park Oyster Reef

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The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Artificial Reef Initiative joined Anne Arundel County officials and representatives of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Coastal Conservation Association, Pasadena Sport Fishing Group, and the students from Chesapeake Middle School kickoff the first deployment of artificial reef material around the Downs Park Fishing Pier.

Students of Chesapeake Middle School will be making reef balls to improve conditions for fish, oysters, and the community, with the help of DNR Fisheries and the Maryland Artificial Reef Initiative (MARI) partners. Their plan included the Downs Park Pier as a suitable site.

source: MD DNR

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