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Our mission: To restore oyster reefs to New York Harbor through public education initiatives. Learn more.
Since launching in 2014…
Watch this brief video to learn more about how and why Billion Oyster Project started.
Thurs, Oct 11: #HarborUp Party Benefits NY Harbor School
Tickets On Sale Now for an Oyster Party under the stars on Governors Island, celebrating the 15th anniversary of The Urban Assembly New York Harbor School
Thurs, Oct 11: NY Harbor School 15th Anniversary Celebration
Billion Oyster Project to Host a Panel Discussion
on the Intersection of Restoration and Education
Wed, Sep 12: Press Conference at Staten Island Ferry
Reimagining Aquariums at Staten Island Ferry Terminal
Staten Island Ferry Terminal Aquariums
Will Become Educational Exhibit with Billion Oyster Project
Blue Point Brewing: $20K Gift and Beer That Gives Back
Blue Point Brewing Company Donates $20,000 to nonprofit Billion Oyster Project and Releases New Beer to Benefit Oyster Reef Restoration in NYC
Cleaning New York’s filthy harbor with one billion oysters
9 Ocean Conservation Groups You Don’t Know about…but Should
Key To A Cleaner Harbor? Diners, Restaurants, Students And 1 Billion Oysters
Oysters On The Half Shell Are Actually Saving New York’s Eroding Harbor
Bringing A Billion Oysters Back to New York Harbor
Tiny Oysters Do a Big Job
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New York Seeks to Claw Back ‘Big Oyster’ Past
Staten Island Advance
Temporary Panels Replace St. George Ferry Terminal Fish Tanks
WAMC: Northeast Public Radio
Billion Oyster Project Director of Restoration Discusses New Habitats In The Hudson
Volunteers Help Build Oyster Reefs Off Jamaica
A Feast For The Eyes: An Art-Inspired Food Tour At The Met
As Storms Get Bigger, Oyster Reefs Can Help Protect Shorelines
Nyack News & Views
Earth Matters: Return of the Big Oyster
Scuba Diver Life
The Billion Oyster Project
These Kids Are Growing One Billion Oysters!!
How Recycled Oyster Shells Can Restore a NYC Ecosystem
Billion Oyster Project is a nonprofit organization on a mission to restore oyster reefs to New York Harbor through public education initiatives. Why oysters? Their reefs have the ability to filter water, provide habitat for many marine species, and help shield NYC shorelines from storm damage.
Founded on the belief that restoration without education is temporary, and observing that learning outcomes improve when students have the opportunity to work on real restoration projects, collaborating with public schools is fundamental to Billion Oyster Project’s work. Billion Oyster Project designs STEM curriculum through the lens of oyster restoration for New York City schools, engages The Urban Assembly New York Harbor students in large-scale restoration projects, collects discarded oyster shells from 75 New York City restaurants, and engages thousands of volunteers. The project has planted 28 million oysters and installed 12 reef sites so far, with 6,000+ students and 9,000+ volunteers.
To learn more, subscribe to Billion Oyster Project’s email list at bit.ly/bopnews, and follow @billionoyster on Twitter and Instagram and @billionoysterproject on Facebook.
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