NEW YORK (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo says a multi-million-dollar initiative will restore aquatic habitats around New York.
Cuomo announced the program Saturday as officials released thousands of juvenile shellfish at New York City’s Hudson River Park.READ MORE: Former Aides Karen Hinton, Lindsey Boylan Accuse Gov. Andrew Cuomo Of Bullying, Sexual Harassment
The governor says the “Revive Mother Nature” initiative is the most aggressive in the country and will reintroduce millions of oysters to New York waterways.
Cuomo also announced $2.8 million to restore marine habitat in New York Harbor and to expand the Soundview Park oyster reef in the Bronx River.READ MORE: 6-Year-Old Boy Struck And Killed While Attempting To Board School Bus With Brother In Brooklyn
Saturday’s event was part of an effort to create four acres of enhanced habitat off the Hudson River Park for five to 10 million oysters.
Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul says the program is designed to combat climate change and advance the state as a world-class fishing destination.MORE NEWS: GameStop Shares Surge Nearly 104% In One Day
(© Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)