Seminar Series: Billion Oyster Project with Peter Malinowski 26 January, 2019
Join us Saturday, 26 January for The Billion Oyster Project, a presentation with Executive Director Peter Malinowski
Register Here for 3 November, 2018
Welcome & Refreshments at 10:30 AM, Lecture at 11:00 AM
Hendrick Hudson Free Library, 185 Kings Ferry Road, Montrose, NY
When Henry Hudson sailed into the New York Harbor in 1609 on his way to the river that would bear his name, the waters were packed with 220,000 acres of oyster reefs. Unfortunately, by 1906, the harbor’s oyster population had been decimated due to over-harvesting and pollution. The Billion Oyster Project, headed by Executive Director Peter Malinowski, aims to fix that by planting one billion oysters in the New York Harbor by 2030. Why bring back the oysters? A single adult oyster can filter up to 50 gallons of water a day, removing pollutants from its environment. So far, the organization has recruited thousands of volunteers to plant over 25 million oysters – an inspiring example of how communities can promote environmental stewardship and the health of our waters.
The Public is invited. Please register here or contact NMHS at 914-737-7878, ext. 0 if you plan to attend. A $5-$10 donation is appreciated. After the lecture, NMHS will host a luncheon with the speaker —$25 prepaid with cash bar. Reservations are required for lunch.
Saturday, 26 January 2019: Welcome & Refreshments at 10:30 AM, Lecture at 11:00 AM
Location: Hendrick Hudson Free Library, 185 Kings Ferry Road, Montrose, NY
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