Billion Oyster Project in an initiative of the New York Harbor Foundation. Their goal is to restore one billion live oysters to the New York Harbor. By restoring oysters and reefs, we are able to repair and revive the natural habitat of local marine ecosystems. Through restorative based STEM education programs, thousands of students have helped to restore over nineteen million oysters -- this is because BOP has partnered with 54 schools and 53 restaurants. To the date, BOP has:
- Restored 1.05 acres of the reef
- Recycled 300,000 pounds of shells
- Helped grow over 19.5 million oysters in the New York Harbor.
Read more about BOP here.