Human Impacts

Our friends at Human Impacts Institute have had a battle to get their oyster cultivation program underway.  After a strong start, they lost a cohort to vandalism– as oysters return to New York Harbor, so, apparently, do the oyster pirates.  But Lena Golze Desmond and Lena Greenberg, and the rest of the HII team,know that […]

Join the Crew! BOP is hiring.

As we– and the oysters– grow, we’re looking for new folks to come aboard.  See below. Job Description: Billion Oyster Project Restoration Manager New York Harbor Foundation (“the Foundation”) is a regional environmental education 501(c)(3) nonprofit that promotes the public good by identifying and carrying out activities that improve the access to, awareness and education […]

BOP at DBGB: Pete talks oysters in the Bowery

  Daniel Boulud, restauranteur and chef, knows the importance of good ingredients.  That’s why his downtown venue, DBGB Kitchen and Bar, hosts monthly Sunday Sessions to highlight their suppliers and to help New York get its learn on regarding some of the deeper issues behind various foods. This past Sunday, Keith Swenson representing our buddies at […]

Report from the 8th World Environmental Education Congress

From June 29 to July 2, Peter Malinowksi (project advisor) and Samuel Janis (project manager), on behalf of the CCE-RS partnership, attended the 8th Annual World Environmental Education Congress in Gothenburg Sweden. The WEEC is the foremost international gathering of EE pracititioners, academics, advocates, and policymakers. The Congress is held every two years (since 2003) […]

Installation Day: Students Pull Through to Get the Underwater Job Done

by Jaxon Derow It was a day long awaited by our junior SCUBA class: Instillation Day. I had been looking forward to this day since the end of my sophomore year at Harbor. After watching the equipment sit in the MAST Center unused for so long, we were anxious to finally put the tide profiler, […]

Job Description: Billion Oyster Project Professional Diver/Assistant Dive Safety Officer

 Deadline to apply is 7/24/2015 Contact: Pete Malinowski, BOP Director: AND Jon Derow, Scuba parent Oysters were the keystone species and original ecosystem engineers of New York Harbor. Oyster reefs once covered more than 220,000 acres of the Hudson River estuary. They provided valuable ecosystem services to the region by filtering water, providing […]