I will demonstrate an expedition to a Billion Oyster Project (BOP) Oyster Restoration Station (ORS) and explain how repopulating oysters in NYC waters will (1) increase protection to climate change (2) clarify water (3) increase fish populations (4) make for more swimmable water (5) create jobs (6) increase STEM in education (7) provide environmental justice (8) restore a NYC landmark.
You do not need to register for this event. Just show up.
I may have to bug out for a half hour swim at 2pm as high tide in the area is at 12:40pm and that time is slack current.
Here are additional resources:
- Billion Oyster Project
- WeAct for Environmental Justice
- 2017 Citizens' Water Quality Testing Program of the New York City Watertrail Association
- Open Sewer Atlas Maps
- 6 Month Post Installation Review of 50 Reef Balls at West Harlem Piers
- Map of 50 Reef Balls at West Harlem Piers
- NYC H2O
- Plus Pool
- Hudson River Foundation
- S.W.I.M. Coalition
- NY & NJ Harbor Estuary Program
- Waterfront Alliance
- Working Harbor Commitee
- Newtown Creek Alliance
- The Big Oyster: History on the Half Shell by Mark Kurlansky
- Submerge on Pier 26