Camp RESTORE Report

We’re coming to the end of the summer, and it’s a good time to reflect on the season’s major triumphs.  Among these was the success of the third annual session of Camp RESTORE, the collaboration between BOP and Good Shepherd Services that’s become a summertime tradition on Governors Island; an expression of our commitment to […]

Director’s Debrief #1: Gonads

  After earning the moniker “No Fun Pete” around the office for my dogged adherence to our high level “science talk” messaging, I’ve decided to add some levity in my first Director’s Debrief by discussing gonads. Gonads have the ability to both provide a lens deep into the science of our estuary and process of […]

1772 Foundation

The 1772 Foundation was so named in honor of its first restoration project, Liberty Hall in Union, New Jersey built in 1772 by Governor Livingston, the first governor of that state. It is the Foundation’s hope to continue in the tradition of Liberty Hall to preserve our architectural, cultural, and environmental heritage for future generations. 1772 Foundation has supported the Billion Oyster Project with grants totaling $150,000 to help restore the native oyster populations in New York Harbor, and in doing so restore a powerful cultural connection to our estuary which oysters provided.

The Overbrook Foundation

The Overbrook Foundation was established in New York in 1948 by Helen and Frank Altschul. The Foundation currently advances its mission through two programs: Environment and Human Rights.  Both programs support organizations in the United States and Latin America.

Through its Environment Program, the Foundation supports projects focusing on biodiversity conservation in Latin America, and sustainable production and consumption in the United States. Several grants are also awarded for specific climate change initiatives and organizations using media to increase public awareness of environmental issues. Finally, the environment program launched a new portfolio in 2014 focused on movement building.