November 15, 2016 Over the past week, we here at the NY/NJ Baykeeper office have been doing a lot of reflecting on the recent presidential election. I can’t sugarcoat it, the prospects look bad for the environment. President-elect Trump has promised to “shutdown” the Environmental Protection Agency and reverse climate change policies and regulations. For a state like New Jersey, that has the most federally-designated Superfund sites, this would be bad news. The EPA has oversight over the cleanup of those sites, which range from the lower 17 miles of the Passaic River and Newark Bay to landfills in Monmouth Read more →
Posted on May 21, 2013
NY/NJ Baykeeper has been receiving calls from citizens concerned about what they fear are oil spills. Algae blooms often occur in the spring but we suspect that this year’s blooms are earlier and larger because of the 11 billions of raw sewage that spilled in the NY/NJ Harbor during Superstorm Sandy. Please take a moment to read our fact sheet on algae blooms and what you can do to help prevent them.Read More
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First Living Shoreline in Raritan Bay Installed!
August 20, 2016 NY/NJ Baykeeper and partners began the installation of a first of its kind urban living shoreline this week. Located at Naval Weapons Station Earle in Monmouth County, NJ, the 0.91 acre living shoreline will consist of an artificial reef using live oysters and concrete structures known as oyster castles to fortify and protect the coast along the Raritan Bayshore. The oyster castles will provide the necessary hard surface that oysters can attach and grow on. This project is one of the first times groundbreaking oyster castles will be used in New Jersey. After Hurricane Sandy, it became Read more →
Stop the Williams Pipeline!
Williams Transco has proposed a 23.4-mile pipeline project to expand its existing Transco transmission system to transport natural gas from the Marcellus Shale region through Raritan Bay to New York. If built, the pipeline will disrupt YOUR fishing, boating. and recreational activities! Construction of the pipeline would also disturb habitat for clams, horseshoe crabs, fish, and other marine animals. This is a step backwards for our energy policy and the environment by committing the region to more fossil fuel infrastructure projects that may be unnecessary or make it more difficult for renewables to enter the market. Click here to sign Read more →
Staff Picks! Greg Recommends His Top 6 Scenic Bike Rides Along the Raritan Bayshore
Greg Remaud, NY/NJ Baykeeper Deputy Director’s 6 Recommendations for Scenic Bike Rides Along the Raritan Bayshore: Staff Recommendations: We are excited to introduce a new initiative at NY/NJ Baykeeper – staff picks! Some our favorite things to explore, read, learn or taste in the NY-NJ Harbor Estuary. Our very own Deputy Director, Greg Remaud, kicks us off with his top picks for great scenic recreational bike rides near the Raritan Bayshore. These recommendations are for safe uncongested cycling routes meant to introduce those unfamiliar with the area to some of the countless natural, cultural and historic treats found along the Read more →
Join Us Nov. 2nd for our Annual Awards Reception!
Join us on November 2nd at the Keyport Yacht Club as we celebrate another year of environmental successes! Our 2016 Honorees include Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer,iCIMS, and Proud Pour. Enjoy an open bar, live music, raw bar, and more! Click here for tickets. Hope to see you there! Read more →