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NY/NJ BAYKEEPER RECEIVES GRANT FROM DAVE MATTHEWS BAND TO REBUILD AQUACULTURE FACILITY DESTROYED BY SUPERSTORM SANDY

 

 

 

NY/NJ Baykeeper was thrilled to receive a $16,057 grant from the Dave Matthews Band's Bama Works Fund, through its special Hurricane Sandy Relief grants. The funding will be used to relocate and rebuild Baykeeper's Aquaculture Facility that was destroyed by Superstorm Sandy. The facility will be moved from Highlands to Naval Weapons Station (NWS) Earle. The funding will allow Baykeeper to achieve our goal to place 50,000 research oysters in the waters of NWS Earle.

 

 

 

Baykeeper's Aquaculture facility houses its 450 gallon tanks used for setting oyster larvae onto shell for oyster restoration projects. Once the oyster larvae have been set on the shell, and grown for about two months, they are ready for release onto newly established oyster beds, or reefs, around the region. Moby's Lobster Bar in Highlands, NJ, generously housed Baykeeper's Aquaculture Facility for 8 years. Superstorm Sandy destroyed our tanks and scientific equipment, causing about $16,000 in damage.

 

 

 

In August 2010, NJ DEP, because of alleged concerns about poaching, banned research, restoration, and education projects using oysters in waters where shellfish harvesting is prohibited. As a result, Baykeeper approached the Navy about placing oyster nets at Naval Weapons Station (NWS) Earle, which is under 24/7 security, and therefore eliminates any poaching risk. Oyster survival research began at NWS Earle in October, 2011. Baykeeper and its research partner, Rutgers University, recently received a permit from New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection to utilize 10.7 acres of Navy property for oyster restoration and research. Because NWS Earle is the only research site available to Baykeeper, the aquaculture facility is moving from Highlands and being rebuilt on NWS Earle property. This summer Baykeeper will place 50,000 research oysters in the waters of NWS Earle.

 

 

 

We are thankful to Moby's for hosting our old aquaculture facility, Bama Works for helping us to rebuild, and NWS Earle for providing the new home for our research.

 

 

 

Oysters are filter feeders that can filter up to 50 gallons of water per day, removing pollutants. By filtering particles out of the water, oysters reduce turbidity which promotes plant life. They are vital to the ecological integrity of the Hudson-Raritan Estuary and Baykeeper has been working to restore oyster beds in NY and NJ waters since 1999. Oysters naturally build up in reefs that provide refuge for juvenile fish and protect the shoreline by dampening storm energy and preventing erosion.

 

 

To learn more about Oysters and NY harbor restoration post-Superstorm Sandy, please come to NY/NJ Baykeeper's 2nd Annual New York City Oyster Benefit in New York City on May 7, 2013. To purchase tickets, or for more information, visit www.nynjbaykeeper.org/events

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This is the first thing that Dave Matthews Band has done that I liked...

 

You need to drink more JD. After th fist ten ounces, you will think your are listening to Bhrams.

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Do we need to go down that "Dirty Dozen Road" at Easter Time. :Look you don't knock Dave and I won't pass judgement on Mota Hoople. Deal?.

 

Happy Easter.

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I know all about Old No 7. How do you feel about Ezra Brooks?

 

Do we need to go down that "Dirty Dozen Road" at Easter Time. :Look you don't knock Dave and I won't pass judgement on Mota Hoople. Deal?.

 

Happy Easter.

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Originally Posted by FishinPole View Post

The same guys who's tour bus dumped a load of s+it on a passing boat, while emptying its tour buses waste tank, while on an open grate bridge....... Rock on...



I heard he pumped out his poopy tank on his jiant boat out in a mirina and just payed the fine. Yuppie wannabe shmuck. His music blows!  I hope he eats a bad oyster and gets hep-G!


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