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A Holiday Gift for NY Harbor

November 27, 2018

Dear Friends,

As the field season comes to a close, it’s time for us at Billion Oyster Project to not only reflect on our progress, but to also plan ahead for years to come.

As we plan, we know that many of you will be planning year-end gifts to causes you care most about. The greatest gift we at BOP could ask for at this time, is your support of Billion Oyster Project.

Your end of year gift will be matched through a generous grant from a member of our Board, doubling the impact. Each gift will move Billion Oyster Project closer to our Annual Appeal goal, which represents critical core support for our programs and mission.

Thanks to you, our work to restore oysters to New York Harbor has flourished, and we are grateful. But, there is still so much to do to restore one of the most degraded and urbanized waterways in the world. Thanks to you, we’ve installed and actively care for 12 oyster reefs and 3 floating oyster hubs, and we have placed a total of 27,475,800 oysters in New York waterways.

We have worked with thousands of community members to accomplish this progress, because we believe that restoration without education is fleeting, and that the most effective change happens together. This year, the Billion Oyster Project community has observed truly encouraging results on the path to restoring oyster reefs to NY Harbor. Not only are oysters growing in the Harbor, they are also reproducing! We are now seeing new juvenile oysters at many of our reef sites.

Our many partners and supporters understand that oysters are our tool, the tool we use to change the relationship New York City has with its most valuable natural resource.

Please, consider supporting our Annual Appeal and donate today. Every gift matters, and every gift makes a difference.

With gratitude,

Pete Malinowski, Executive Director

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