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: New York State Legislature Votes To Curb Gov. Cuomo's Emergency Powers
The town supervisor says the mollusks will help naturally clean and filter local waterways.READ MORE: Brooklyn Mom Wants NYC Apartments Inspected Annually After Parts Of Ceiling Crash Down On 12-Year-Old Son
“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: Immersive Public Art Installation Now On Display At Domino Park
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