Did you know an oyster farm that grows 100,000 oysters a year can filter up to 1 BILLION gallons of water every year!?!
Oyster farms play an important role in the ecosystems where they are located including improving water quality and providing habitat to many other animals - all while growing essential lean protein! Now we are giving you the ability to participate in our quest for a cleaner Chesapeake Bay.
For every 2000 oysters grown by an oyster farmer every year, 1 pound of nitrogen is removed from the bay! (1 pound of nitrogen = 1 nitrogen credit)
Every purchase of a Chesapeake Nutrient Bank Credit helps oyster farms plant more oysters on their farm - leading to more protein production, more habitat and cleaner water!
Each purchase comes with a certificate with information about a farmer in our network and a unique credit ID that identifies where the offset took place.