Billion Oyster Project

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    This summer we are revisiting some of our favorite World Ocean episodes that highlight optimism in ocean news, science and advocacy. In this episode we're talking about the history of oysters, New York Harbor, and the Harbor School—an innovative high school on Governor’s Island in New York City, highlighting their Billion Oyster Project, designed to revive the defunct oyster populations through an ambitious goal of restoring no less than one billion oysters to New York harbor. Harbor School's restorative ecosystem service activities are reconnecting the harbor to the 30 million people living within its vast urban watershed.

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Billion Oyster Project

Clean Air Act (1975)

Clean Water Act (1948 w/sweeping amendments in 1972)

Image Credit
from the Billion Oyster Project 2021 Annual Report