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Oysters To Be Used to Clean Up New York River

Written on September 13, 2012 by Lulu

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Design firm SCAPE, plans to build an oyster park at the mouth of Brooklyn’s waterway

Design studio has come up with plans to build any oyster park at the mouth of the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn, .  The firm aims to help alleviate the city’s water pollution with their innovative project.

SCAPE’s ‘’ project is currently ongoing. The project has already received funding and construction has begun at the canal’s new pier area.

have been studied to eat dirt and so they are able to help filter the water.

The design firm wrote about their project at their official website and it reads:

“This living reef is constructed from a field of piles and a woven web of fuzzy rope that supports oyster growth and builds a rich three-dimensional landscape mosaic… The reef attenuates waves and cleans millions of gallons of Harbor water through harnessing the biotic processes of oysters, mussels and eelgrass, and enables neighborhood fabrics that welcome the water to develop further inland.”

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