OYSTER BAY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — With so many restaurants shutting down because of the pandemic, it’s led to a surplus of oysters on Long Island, and now it’s helping the environment.
Tuesday, environmentalists dropped 50,000 oysters into Oyster Bay Harbor.READ MORE: Pro-Palestine, Pro-Israel Protesters Clash In Manhattan Over Escalating Crisis In The Middle East
The town supervisor says the mollusks will help naturally clean and filter local waterways.READ MORE: Caught On Camera: Man Attacks, Robs Father And Son After Fender Bender In Queens
“We are here to give Mother Nature an early holiday gift,” Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino said. “Oysters are a very important component in the protection of our waters.”
Officials say they will also help build back the depleted oyster population.MORE NEWS: Itching To Travel? Experts Offer Tips On Where To Go & How To Get There
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