Oyster Reef Restoration

CIOR’s Long Island Sound Futures Fund Oyster Reef Project is the construction of two oyster reefs off the City Island shoreline in 2024. We will also expand an outdoor education center by working with Bronx schools to offer programs that provide a deeper understanding of marine ecology. Achieving these goals will be possible only with the help and support of our hard-working community volunteers. 

These pilot oyster reefs represent significant steps toward helping to clean the water. The project will create a more resilient shoreline—minimizing storm surges and flooding—and increase biodiversity by rehabilitating marine habitats.