October 6th marked the end of yet another successful field season at our growing oyster reef in Soundview Park in the Bronx.
Working with our partners, Hudson River Foundation and NYC Parks (among others), Baykeeper staff and our eco-volunteers helped to construct and monitor an ongoing oyster reef restoration project.
Volunteers had the opportunity to get in the water with waders and see the oyster reef up close. Observing oyster growth and survival, along with associated fauna, we were able to follow the oyster spat throughout the summer.
While we will not be in the field until next spring, this winter our oyster staff will be busy planning more volunteer dates and organizing fundraisers with our new partner, Finlandia Vodka. We’re looking forward to seeing you all again in the spring!
If you are interested in joining our mailing list for future eco-volunteer meetings, please email Allison at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NY/NJ Baykeeper has been protecting, preserving, and restoring the ecological integrity of the NY/NJ Harbor since 1989. As a 501(c) (3) organization we work to shape and enforce water quality, land use, and coastal policies that impact the estuary and actively patrol the waterways to identify and stop polluters.
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