Serving Manatee, Sarasota, Hillsborough, & Pinellas Counties on Florida's Gulf Coast, Oyster River Ecology’s mission is to restore ecosystems and preserve ecological functions while increasing the understanding of the natural systems on which we all rely. ORE is a results-focused 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization of ecologists, restoration practitioners, and environmental educators. We are dedicated to the habitat restoration, stewardship, beautification, and understanding of the environment to benefit quality of life for humans and wildlife alike, both now and for generations to come.
Our focus is getting high quality impactful PROJECTS done that will make a meaningful difference for the future of our area. This can range from multi-million dollar large-scale restoration projects to backyard bioswales. We provide planning, design, and implementation expertise to get projects done, then do more.
Improving our environment for the next generation is one of our greatest responsibilities. Engaging the next generation of environmental stewards though experiential learning and project implementation is how we do it. ORE works to involve young people in meaningful and immersive projects where participants learn by doing and making a difference in the world around them.
Oyster River Ecology was founded in late 2022 by Damon Moore, who now serves as ORE's Executive Director, with 3 founding board members who still serve on our board of directors. The purpose was to bring more meaningful, engaging, and inclusive habitat improvement projects to the Suncoast. With generous support from individual donors and local foundations ORE began full operation in May 2023. From these humble beginnings we intend to grow the impact ORE has on our community and benefits to the local environment.
ORE depends on donations from people like you. Please consider financial support of ORE so we can continue to provide the community services we do and increase our impact on the world around us as we grow. If you wish to donate directly, please reach out to ORE's Executive Director; email@example.com