One billion oysters to be restored to clean New York’s harbor

Did you know?

The Billion Oyster Project has worked since 2014 to rebuild oyster reefs in the waters surrounding New York City.

Oysters are natural purifiers: a single adult oyster can cleanse about 50 gallons of water per day. And their reefs can provide a habitat for other marine life and help protect New York’s shores against storm surge during rough weather.

The group has so far restored about 30 million oysters to local waters and hopes to get to one billion.

The project partners with more than 70 restaurants in New York City. Restaurants save up their oyster shells which are used to grow and hatch baby oysters that are then attached to the cleaned shells.

Great project! 😉 

Author: easyecotips

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