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Shell-ebrate Oysters

Sunday, September 10, 2017

DATE: Sun, September 10, 2017 (additional dates available)

TIME: 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. EDT

LOCATION: Pier 25, New York, NY 10013

Learn about oysters and help restore them back into the Hudson River. Oysters have a long history in NYC’s waters. In fact, oyster reefs once covered more than 220,000 acres of the Hudson River estuary and NYC was the oyster trading capital of the world. Oysters are keystone species providing habitat for many other marine species and play an important role in filtering the Hudson River. Unfortunately, for many years, oysters have been in decline due to overharvesting, industrial pollutants, sewage and sedimentation. Today, it is rare to find a wild oyster in the River.

This program will teach participants about the history, life cycle, and ecological benefits of the oyster through educational activities and hands-on restoration. Help build oyster habitat that will wrap Hudson River Park piles and contribute to building a more resilient future for the estuary.

(No Program June 25 & September 17)


What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

1 Train to Franklin Street

A C E Trains to Canal Street

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please contact Hudson River Park's Environment & Education Department at 212-627-2020 or education@hrpt.ny.gov

RSVP here.

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