NRG is leading a customer-driven change in the U.S. energy industry by delivering cleaner and smarter energy choices. A Fortune 200 company, NRG creates value through reliable and efficient conventional generation while driving innovation in solar and renewable power, electric vehicle ecosystems, carbon capture technology and customer-centric energy solutions. NRG’s Arthur Kill Station on Staten Island provides a large, undisturbed area for curing hundreds of thousands of oyster shells, an approximately one-year process that is central to the success of the BOP.


ExxonMobil, the largest publicly traded international oil and gas company, uses technology and innovation to help meet the world’s growing energy needs. Water and energy are interrelated, and both are critical for society, economic development and the environment. ExxonMobil manages water resources with care, using the same systems, processes and policies that govern our overall approach to environmental management. We are pleased to assist BOP by providing an oyster transfer station on our Brooklyn property in service of this worthy ecosystem restoration and education project.

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 […]