Free lecture on restoring oysters

January 12, 2009 at 1:17 am Leave a comment

The NYC Oyster Gardening Program announces a series of five lectures on the history, science and restoration of oysters in the NY/NJ Harbor Estuary.

These free lectures are open to the public and will be held between February and June of 2009. This series will complement the gathering interest in oyster restoration in the NY/NJ Harbor Estuary and the upcoming conference Restoring the Urban Oyster to be held on Governors Island on April 24.

The New York City Oyster Gardening Program is a partnership between NY/NJ Baykeeper, The New York Harbor School and The River Project. This lecture series is made possible through a stewardship grant from the New York-New Jersey Harbor Estuary Program.

Lecture space at the Pier 84 Classroom and Interpretive Center has been generously provided by the Hudson River Park Trust.

On Thursday Feb. 19, at 6 p.m. Dr. Jeffrey Levinton, distinguished professor, Department of Ecology and Evolution, SUNY Stony Brook, will speak about “Where the Oyster Grows: A study of Growth and Physiological Performance in NY-NJ Waters.” The event will take place at Hudson River Park’s Pier 84 Classroom.

Dr. Beth Ravit, Department of Environmental Sciences, Rutgers, will talk about “Oyster Reef Restoration in an Urban Estuary: Are We Ready?” on March 19 at 5:30 p.m.

For more information on these lectures, contact Katie Mosher-Smith at Additional information about the program is available at


The Courier


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