“BOP has really changed me…”

On February 4, BOP was honored as one of the Clinton Global Initiative’s featured Commitments to Action at their 2016 Winter Meeting.  Harbor students and students from several other BOP Schools attended; to learn more about the event, go here. Harbor Senior Gregory Torres accepted the CGI Commitment to Action certificate on behalf of the […]

Sign-up Here for Friday Volunteer Day(s)!

Thanks for your interest in volunteering with Billion Oyster Project! We need your help this Spring to build lots and LOTS of Oyster Restoration Stations! To do this we will be holding our regularly scheduled Friday volunteer days starting on March 4. Right now we have five dates scheduled and confirmed. To sign up for […]

Celebrating the BOP Flagship: Honoring Harbor Folk at Harbor School Awards Dinner 2016

The Billion Oyster Project was born at New York Harbor School.  Murray Fisher’s and Pete Malinowski’s commitment to making on-water, in-water, ecologically intelligent place-based education a possibility for New York City public school students led them to envision an education that was centered around restoring New York Harbor by restoring its oyster reefs.  Such an […]

BOP Restaurant Partner Spotlight: Gramercy Tavern

An Oystercentric Interview with Chef de Cuisine Howard Kalachnikoff Gramercy Tavern is a partner of the BOP Shell Collection Program. Howard Kalachnikoff had known about oysters’ water filtration abilities even before getting involved in BOP, and he’e embraced being involved with the program.  Here, he shares his oyster wisdom with BOP Restaurant Relationship Coordinator Maddy […]

Eat, Shuck, Love: BOP & The Nature Conservancy Inaugurate New Partnership at Whole Foods Market

February 10, 2016 For Immediate Release Whole Foods Market®, The Nature Conservancy and the Billion Oyster Project Team up to Serve Oysters, Save Oceans Event at Whole Foods Market Columbus Circle aims to educate consumers on the many reasons to love oysters  New York, NY – From coast to coast, The Nature Conservancy is working […]

Billion Oyster Project Commits to Harbor Restoration at CGI

BOP Honored as Featured Commitment to Action at Clinton Global Initiative’s Winter Meeting New York City, New York— February 4, 2016–  Today, New York Harbor Foundation’s Billion Oyster Project announced its 2016 Commitment to Action as a member of the Clinton Global Initiative. Billion Oyster Project is an ecosystem restoration and education project aimed at […]


BOP Backgrounder Context New York Harbor is a natural resource in recovery. Once teeming with life, during the 50 years prior to the passage of the Clean Water Act in 1971, the Harbor was toxic and nearly lifeless.  Notably, its vast network of oyster reefs, which in 1609 had stretched for 220,000 acres, were dead. […]