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winter 2012

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press releases

smocs places 150,000 oysters in southern maryland creeks for water restoration - oyster placement represents second phase of program to restore oysters in mill creek watershed
solomons, md (november 23, 2008)

students to study oysters in joint program developed by our lady star of the sea and smocs -- program teaches science, environmental awareness, and ties to the oyster industry -- solomons, md (september 25, 2007)

articles and activities

"which came first, the oyster or the shell? we asked the shell savers" - an article that explores why we need shell to grow oysters and smocs part in that important effort.
sandra olivetti martin, bay weekly, april 20-may 5, 2010, volume xviii, number 17.

"oysters are winning new friends" - a comprehensive article in the bay weekly be sandra olivetti martin that discusses the smoc philosophy and its recent activities to establish test reefs in the mill creek watershed. september 2/4 - september 10, 2009, volume xvii, number 19.

smocs program and goals covered in extensive newspaper article in the calvert independent newspaper july 25, 2007 "saving the bay - oyster by oyster" by rick beckrich, calvert independent staff writer

solomons, md (march 10, 2008) – the southern maryland oyster cultivation society (smocs) and calvert marine museum are pleased to announce the premier showing of the movie, “who killed crassostrea virginica: the fall and rise of the chesapeake oyster









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