NYC520: Take a Walk on the Re-Wild Side! Part 1: Tour Soundview Oyster Reef
Tour Soundview Oyster Reef with NYC Parks and Billion Oyster Project as part of a free event to celebrate NYC’s 520 miles of waterfront this 5/20! NYC Parks, Billion Oyster Project and other partners have expanded oyster reef habitat at the mouth of the Bronx River in Soundview Park. In 2019, one million pounds of loose shell and 250 gabion structures were installed in Soundview salt marsh to promote oyster settlement and growth. After installation, NYC Parks tracked changes in movement, growth, and subsistence of oyster habitat by mapping reef structures and shoreline elevation from 2020-2022. Monitoring the reef helps to follow the stability and success of installed structures, as well as inform future restoration design.