Come Meet the Dedicated Staff!
Thursday, August 22nd, 2019
Time: 5-6 p.m.
Location: the Henry L. Ferguson Museum
Join us for an Oysters and Drinks Reception with introductory remarks by Pete Malinowski the Executive Director of the Billion Oyster Project.
Oysters have a remarkable ability to filter nitrogen pollution from water as they eat. This is a heroic feat, because excessive nitrogen triggers algal blooms that deplete the water of oxygen and create “dead zones.”
Oysters play a key role in attracting life. They earn their nickname as “ecosystem engineers” because we see biodiversity levels increase dramatically surrounding oyster reefs.
Restoring oysters and reefs will, over time, restore the local marine ecosystem’s natural mechanisms for maintaining itself, resulting in cleaner water and greater biodiversity.
To learn more about the Billion Oyster Project, visit the website: billionoysterproject.org