11210456_831905256863896_2619126492785872582_nOysters act as natural water filters and are the original ecosystem engineers of the New York Harbor. As a result of overharvesting, dredging and pollution, the harbor’s oyster population has been depleted. The Billion Oyster Project aims to reverse these effects by working with local students to harvest one billion oysters by 2030. Discover more about this groundbreaking project here.