February is Pearl Necklace Awareness Month
We want you to give a shuck about Oyster Recovery in the Chesapeake Bay.
Declining water quality, over-harvesting, disease, and habitat loss have reduced the oyster population in the Chesapeake Bay to a mere 1% of its historical peak. Acting as filters and providing a crucial habitat for other marine life, oysters are a critical piece of the Bay's fragile ecosystem.
Since its inception in 2011, proceeds from our Pearl Necklace Oyster Stout have enabled the Oyster Recovery Partnership to plant nearly 2 million oysters into the Chesapeake Bay. Pearl Necklace is brewed with Rappahannock River Oysters and is a rich, roasty stout with sweet chocolate and caramel notes and a dry finish. Watch this video to see the full impact Pearl Necklace makes.
Here at Flying Dog, we are committed to aiding oyster restoration in the Chesapeake Bay and have declared February "Pearl Necklace Awareness Month." All month long, we'll host events to raise awareness about and benefit ORP, including:
- Friday, February 7: Oyster Recovery Partnership Month Kickoff at Hellas
- Saturday, February 15: Oyster Garden at Fager's Island
- Thursday, February 20: Maryland Seafood Beer Dinner at Factor's Row
Then, on Saturday, March 1, we will present a check to ORP for the 2013 proceeds from Pearl Necklace. More details on that event, which will be open to the public, to come next week.