EASTERN SHORE - From far away, it might not look like much. But if you take a closer look, even just below the surface, you'll notice a much different story. Barges anchored out in the distance in Harris Creek are part of a years long project to make a change in the Chesapeake, one oyster at a time.

Angie Sowers is part of the Baltimore Division of the Army Corps of Engineers, and has focused on the Harris Creek oyster restoration project for years.

"Oysters in the Chesapeake are at very low levels. And we have to not only put oysters back, but also their habitat is lost," Sowers explained.

The group says bay-wide, oyster numbers are at 1 percent of what they used to be.

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Jessica Hathaway is the former editor in chief of National Fisherman.

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