CIOR Mission Statement

The mission of the City Island Oyster Reef (CIOR) is to restore the western Long Island Sound ecosystem in order to improve biodiversity, water quality, and coastal resilience by creating reefs of shells to encourage the population growth of the historically abundant oyster and other marine species around City Island. CIOR is building community awareness, promoting active stewardship, developing educational programs, collecting and sharing scientific data, promoting and supporting research, and collaborating with like-minded organizations to achieve this mission.

A vision of a future in Eastchester Bay, off the coast of City Island. Image created by Paul Mankiewicz, Priyanka Jinsiwale, and Samuel Pressman.