Murray Fisher

Creator
Billion Oyster Project

Murray spent the last fifteen years leading the creation of two internationally recognized institutions: the New York Harbor School, a public, maritime high school on Governors Island in New York City; and the Billion Oyster Project, an effort to engage one million public school students in restoring one billion oysters to New York Harbor.

He has recently transitioned from his day-to-day role at Billion Oyster Project to the role of Board Chairman.

Together, these two institutions are working to create a model sustainable city through the engagement of all New Yorkers in the restoration of their local marine environment.

Murray is currently spending more time outside and with his family on their small farm in upstate New York. He hopes to launch one ore more new for-profit initiatives with the same goals of connecting more people to nature and wildlife.

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