Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino and Councilwoman Michele Johnson joined with volunteers from the North Oyster Bay Baymen’s Association (NOBBA) in seeding Oyster Bay Harbor with one million clam seeds.
“Oyster Bay Harbor is one of the crown jewels of Oyster Bay, and I’m proud to say that under my administration we are now doing more than ever before to improve its water quality,” said Supervisor Saladino. “This clam seeding initiative improves water quality, bolsters the local economy and improves the resiliency of our coastal communities by restoring shellfish populations to the harbor.”
Councilwoman Johnson noted that shellfish filter up to 50 gallons of water a day through their feeding process, so the preservation of Oyster Bay Harbor’s water quality through the repopulation of shellfish is an important component of making the water cleaner for swimming, fishing, boating, and all life in the Harbor.
“I am proud to be a part of such a great environmental initiative that will preserve the quality, resiliency, and natural beauty of our local waterways for generations to come,” Councilwoman Johnson said.