Gallery: 120 Tons of Oyster Shells Dumped Into the Bronx River as Base ...

Great things often come in small packages, and when it comes to cleaning up the Bronx River, environmentalists are turning their attention to oysters—nature’s answer to improved water quality. A crew aboard a 100-foot barge dumped 120 tons of oyster shells into the river on Monday across from Soundview Park in hopes of spurring an oyster renaissance that will bring aquatic life back to the harbor. The shells will act as a base for 125,000 baby oysters that the group is planning to place on top of the shells in the future.

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  1. Charles Mathias July 5, 2013 at 11:43 am

    Nice to offer a future home to the baby oysters ;o)