Billion Oyster Project
Governors Island 10 South St., Slip 7. New York, NY, USA
Marine conservation, Protection of marine life
The mission of this initiative is to restore oyster reefs to New York Harbor through public education. More specifically, Billion Oyster Project aims to replant 1 billion oysters in the harbour by 2035, with the participation of a million New Yorkers. And they are well on their way. So far they have planted 28 million oysters, with the participation of 6,000-plus local students and 9,000-plus volunteers. Their grant will support a citywide symposium for local students to present their research on ecosystems, marine life and water quality in New York Harbor, and on opportunities to make restoration more effective and engage their communities more deeply.