The Massachusetts Oyster Project is working to restore oyster populations to estuaries around the state. We started this to improve water quality and offset storm run-off pollution, but we found that there were other significant benefits. We are improving fishing by supporting the food chain; 200 other species will live in an oyster reef.
Oyster shells help offset ocean acidification at the local level.
Oyster reefs can also help combat the increased storm surge brought about by climate change.
Over 90% of every dollar we raise goes back into our waters.
We have changed the thinking around Boston Harbor and oysters by confirming that they once were here in vast numbers, and that with a bit of work, they can be again.