Oysters with a Mission
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 1000 , Segment 4
Episode: World Events, Interfaith Youth, Ugly Laws, Pollution Fighting Oysters
- Feb 5, 2019 11:00 pm
- 16:38 mins
Guest: Pete Malinowski, Executive Director of the Billion Oyster Project New York Harbor is famously polluted and has been for a century. But before that, it was world famous for oysters. They were delicious and plentiful. And, because oysters are nature’s water filters, they kept the harbor healthy. But there was only so much the dwindling oyster colonies could do in the face of so much industrial waste and raw sewage being dumped in New York harbor. By 1900, they were gone.