Perdue Farms recently donated $50,000 to the Marylanders Grow Oysters Program. Officials from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and Maryland Department of Agriculture Secretary accepted the contribution which will help fund citizen stewardship oyster projects throughout the State. Perdue’s donation was part of an innovative partnership with CBS EcoMedia.
The Perdue funding will go to support several projects in Maryland tributaries, providing new cages, spat to stock cages and enhance sanctuary sites, transportation of spat and cages, and signage for participants’ piers.
The announcement comes one month after Perdue volunteers helped fill cages with spat in Easton and loaded them for delivery to local to growers for the program’s annual season kickoff.
source: Maryland Department of Natural Resources