This is a partial reprint of an article from the Solutions Management, Inc website.
East Moriches, NY (July 30, 2018) During the fourth annual Oyster Fling put on by the Moriches Bay Project (MBP) late last month, Solutions Management, Inc. (SMI) made a big splash to raise money for waterway restoration through the planting of oyster beds.
This year’s Oyster Fling event was attended by over 300 guests who came out to support the event which aims to bring awareness to the community about water quality and the shared environmental responsibility by all who live, work and play by the bay.
As part of the effort, SMI sponsored the building of an oyster bed with a $5,000 donation which will help plant 50,000 oysters in Moriches Bay. Each adult oyster filters up to 50 gallons of water a day, and thanks to SMI nearly 2.5 million gallons of water will be filtered every day.
“It’s just a drop in the bucket,” says Laura Fabrizio, co-founder of the Moriches Bay Project. “But if everyone gave a drop in the bucket we can eventually get to the point where we could filter every gallon of Moriches Bay every 3-4 days.”