As the entire Severn River is an oyster sanctuary, harvesting is prohibited. During the summer of 2011, an oyster reef was planted below the fishing pier, with over 2 million baby oysters (also known as “spat”) planted by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation in partnership with Restore America’s Estuaries and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. As this reef continues to grow and mature, this three dimensional structure will attract a diverse selection of smaller species for larger fish and crabs to feed on. These oysters are helping to Save the Bay!
(Inscription below the photos at the bottom)
Eastern Oyster, Blue Crab, Oyster Toad Fish, Rockfish-Please don’t discard any fishing line—it is very hazardous to our park’s fish and fowl.
Erected by Maryland Department of Natural Resources.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Standing Guard (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Maryland World War II Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Pearl Harbor Survivors Association (approx. 0.3 miles away); Prisoner of War Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Albert Cabell Ritchie (approx. 0.3 miles away); Battle of the Severn (approx. 0.3 miles away); The United States Naval Academy Bridge (approx. 0.4 miles away); Henry Hays Lockwood (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Annapolis.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 28, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 226 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 28, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.