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Volunteers are Helping

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Oyster restoration is impossible without community support and the help of dedicated volunteers!

BOP holds regularly scheduled volunteer days on Governors Island throughout the Spring and Summer. Volunteers work alongside Harbor School students and teachers to build oyster cages, prepare recycled shell for seeding, sort and count baby oysters, and much more. Every volunteer day also includes learning opportunities, Q&A with project staff, tours of the BOP facilities, and if the weather nice we often end the day with oysters from Fishers Island farm on the half shell overlooking the Harbor.

Corporate Volunteer Groups

In addition to public volunteer days, we also partner with companies and organizations to create corporate volunteer days on Governors Island. If you or your organization is interested in working with us, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at restore@nyharbor.org.

Ways to Get Involved

Volunteers can also help out by adopting and monitoring an oyster restoration station, fundraising, or doing any type of community outreach and recruitment on behalf of BOP.


We had huge interest in our volunteer days this season and we thank the amazing volunteers from this past summer for your hard work!

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Sign up for our newsletter and stay updated on 2017 volunteer opportunities when the weather warms up again in the Spring!

Volunteer Opportunities

Friday November 11th – Boat Dock Site Clean at Brooklyn Navy Yard (9am – 4pm)

Come enjoy a scenic boat ride to the Brooklyn Navy Yard and help out waterfront team organize and clean up our boat docking site! Activities may include organizing and cleanup boat line, and other boating gear. These items may be heavy weighing 40-50lbs

NOTE: Please do not sign up if you have any injuries/medical conditions or are unable to pick 40lbs.

To Sign Up: Email us at restore@nyharbor.org

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