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The Boatyard Bar & Grill recycles all glass and paper - installation of a washdown room for all mats and trash cans allows run off to go through its grease trap as opposed to nutrient rich grease going into the stormwater system.  Oysters shells are donated to the Oyster Recovery Partnership and our frying oil is recycled too!  We buy wind-energy credits and have been awarded the Annapolis Environmental Stewardship Certification.

Boatyard Bar & Grill supports the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and other environmental causes.  The Boatyard founded the Bands In The Sand event at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation which has over the years raised well over $3 million dollars for CBF - and the party has over 1,300 people in attendance!  Dick Franyo, the Boatyard's owner, serves as a Trustee of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.

The Boatyard Bar & Grill is featured on the Maryland Public Television news story "Eco Friendly Businesses", highlighting its "green" commitment to a healthy Bay and environment.


chesapeake bay foundationThe Chesapeake Bay Foundation - http://www.cbf.org 

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) is the only independent 501(c)(3) organization dedicated solely to restoring and protecting the Chesapeake Bay and its tributary rivers.

Since its founding 40 years ago, the goal has been to improve water quality by reducing pollution. The CBF motto, Save the Bay, has been the battle cry for that goal.

Owner, Dick Franyo, is a Trustee.



coastal conservation associationCCA MD Chapter - http://www.ccamd.org 

The Coastal Conservation Association (CCA) addresses marine conservation (fishery) issues on a local state and national level. 

Owner, Dick Franyo, is a Life Member.  



The Oyster Recovery Partnership - http://www.oysterrecovery.org

The Oyster Recovery Partnership (ORP) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that plans, promotes and implements science-based and sustainable shellfish restoration, aquaculture and wild fishery activities to protect our environment, support our economy and preserve our cultural heritage.

Top Oyster Shell Recycling Contributors

The Oyster Recovery Partnership's Shell Recycling Alliance (SRA) annually collects 36,000 bushels (1200 tons!) of oyster shell from 270 current member establishments, a number that reflects an accelerated commitment by restaurants and other businesses to restore the Chesapeake Bay oyster population.

Boatyard Bar & Grill's contribution in 2023 was  over 845 bushels (more than 120,000 oysters) and has consistently placed in the top 10 largest producers of shells in the region - over 300 tons of shell or close to 4,000,000 half shells since 2010!

ORP’s Shell Recycling Alliance (SRA) was created in 2009 with volunteers from the oyster shucking community who cared deeply about the Bay. When the program launched in 2010, 22 restaurants signed on as members.  Fourteen years later, the SRA is now 200 restaurant members strong, and the largest shell recycling network in the country. 

Natural oyster shell is the best material on which to raise oysters and restore reefs, however it’s an extremely limited natural resource. ORP developed the SRA to enable the public, restaurants and caterers to save used shell from going into landfills. Oyster shell collected is aged, washed and used by the UMCES Horn Point Laboratory Oyster Hatchery for its oyster setting process. Every half shell will create a new home for approximately 10 baby oysters (called spat.) ORP plants the recycled shell, with baby oysters attached, on reefs in the Chesapeake Bay where they will grow and flourish.

Since the Alliance’s launch, ORP has reclaimed 312,000 bushels of shell, which equates to 10,920 tons kept out of area landfills, more than $870,000 saved by local businesses in waste collection fees, and enough substrate to support the planting of more than 11.5 billion oysters in local waters.  In addition to restaurants and businesses, used shell is collected from public drop sites in 11 counties.  For more information, visit: www.shellrecycling.org.