Before the turn of the 20th century, the bottom of New York Harbor was covered in oyster reefs. Because of pollution and overfishing, the oysters all but disappeared, but with the recent cleanup of the Harbor, they are returning. The River Project
is now planning to create an oyster reef in Tribeca and is sponsoring a series of lectures on the project. We’ll be joined by Dr. Beth Ravit
of the Department of Environmental Science at Rutgers University and by J.T. Boehm
, Aquatic Projects Manager for The River Project.Event:
Lecture: Oyster Reef Restoration in an Urban Estuary: Are We Ready?
Thursday March 19, 2009, 5:30PM
Pier 84 Classroom and Interpretive Center (Hudson River Park at 44th Street)
Part of the New York City Oyster Gardening Program Lecture Series