Meredith Comi

Restoration Program Director

Meredith is the director of NY/NJ Baykeeper’s Restoration Program, which produces juvenile oysters for use in our reef building and living shoreline projects at Naval Weapons Station Earle.  The oyster team monitors water quality and studies biodiversity around the reef, as well as collaborates with Rutgers University Center for Urban Environmental Sustainability and New Jersey City University on research unique to our urban Estuary. Baykeeper also manages a 1-acre oyster reef at Soundview Park in the Bronx River, providing space for scientific experiments and opportunities for eco-volunteers in the NYC metro area. The Restoration Program engages citizen scientists in our restoration work and water quality monitoring projects along the Raritan Bayshore. Meredith has previous experience with aquaculture from time spent working as a field, hatchery and lab technician at Haskins Shellfish Research Lab, Rutgers University Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences. She was the previous staff scientist at NY/NJ Baykeeper as well as a staff ecologist for National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Sandy Hook. Before returning to NY/NJ Baykeeper in July 2006, she spent 2 1/2 years teaching biology, ecology, and marine science at Watchung Hills Regional High School. Meredith received a B.S. degree in Biology from Rowan University.