In 2016, Orvis is partnering with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation to complete a network of self-sustaining oyster reefs in the Lafayette River. The money raised through customer donations will make it possible for CBF and their volunteers to plant 5 million oysters and 300 oyster reef balls to reach a four-year goal of 25 million oysters and 600 reef balls in the river. These filter-feeding oysters will clean the bay and provide a substrate for future generations of oysters in one of the bay’s most vital tributaries.
CBF recently released this video, reminding us of the importance of saving the bay, which the organization has fought to do for nearly 50 years. Through education, advocacy, restoration, and litigation, CBF has made great strides in restoring a national treasure.