The Living Shoreline Project at NWS Earle

  • 13 Nov 2019
  • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Bahrs Landing Restaurant, 2 Bay Ave, Highlands, NJ

THE LIVING SHORELINE AT NWS EARLE - A tale of Oyster Survival and Growth.

By Meredith Comi, NY/NJ Baykeeper

Oysters once thrived in the NY-NJ Harbor Estuary, covering bay bottom from Sandy Hook to Liberty Island (also known as Oyster Island), until overharvesting and pollution led to their demise.

Today, there is no longer a sustainable oyster population in this region, which is why NY/NJ Baykeeper has been dedicated to restoring this important species over the last 20 years.

One of the biggest obstacles has been the concerns of State and local governments that people might take and eat the oysters and get sick (and sue!). This problem was removed in 2016 when NY/NJ Baykeeper entered into  a partnership with the US Navy at NWS Earle. This heavily guarded base removes the possibility of the public taking and eating the oysters growing there!

Oysters: Nature's Protectors. Read Meredith Comi's essay HERE

7:30pm: Coffee and Cookies. 

8:00pm: Presentation. 9:00pm Close. 

FREE event, ALL are welcome. 

Come early to Bahrs and enjoy a drink and snack at the bar or a meal in the restaurant

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Navesink Maritime Heritage Association is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization dedicated to preserving knowledge and appreciation of Monmouth County's maritime heritage through programs that teach wooden boat building and boat handling skills; through preserving the history of Monmouth County's wooden boat builders and other maritime history; and through the experiental on-the-water programs of River Rangers for middle school children and Sea Scout Ship Navesink for co-ed youth age 14-21.

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