Please Join NY/NJ Baykeeper on Wednesday, October 28th 6:30-9:00pm at the Keyport Yacht Club, 115 1st Street, Keyport, New Jersey as we honor our 2015 Honorees! Click here to purchase tickets to the 2015 Awards Reception Click here to place in Ad in our Event Journal To purchase tickets please click here. All artwork to advertise in our Event Journal must be received by 10/13. Please click here to place an Ad in our event journal. Pricing is as follows: 1/4 page (B&W) $100 1/2 page (B&W) $200 Full Page (B&W) $300 Inside Back Cover (Color) $500 Inside Front Cover 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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Action Alert – Help us Reverse the Ban on Oyster Research Programs!
You’ve heard the facts before. Shellfish have the unique capability to protect YOU AND YOUR FAMILY from flooding and storm events by naturally strengthening our coasts and preventing shoreline erosion. Clear as clean water, the benefits of shellfish research are significant. Why then does the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) ban shellfish research, restoration, and education programs? New Jersey is missing out on valuable opportunities while New York was recently awarded $60 million by the federally-sponsored Rebuild by Design program to build a “living breakwater,” which includes oyster reefs off the south shore of Staten Island. Additionally, college Read more →
Become a Member Today!
The fight for clean water takes a team of dedicated people like you. We need your support today in order to continue our work as leaders on protecting, preserving, and restoring the Hudson-Raritan Estuary! Read more →
Judge Hogan Approved Christie’s Sweetheart Exxon Deal – Even Though NJ Said NO!
For the past 100 years, Exxon’s petroleum waste pollution within its Linden and Bayonne sites has destroyed approximately 1,700 acres of delicate salt marsh, freshwater wetlands, upland meadows, and streams. These two sites represent the largest hazardous waste sites in NJ. The Bayonne site alone has over 7 million gallons of oil floating on top of ground water. The damage caused by Exxon was estimated to cost $8.9 billion, according to NJ Department of Environmental Protection for the excavation, restoration, off-site mitigation, and compensation for lost public resources. However, Governor Chris Christie’s administration has quietly and quickly proposed a settlement Read more →
Volunteer at our Soundview Park Oyster Reef!
Working with our partners, Hudson River Foundation and NYC Parks (among others), Baykeeper staff and our eco-volunteers help to construct and monitor an ongoing oyster reef restoration project. Volunteers have the opportunity to get in the water with waders and see the oyster reef up close. Observing oyster growth and survival, along with associated fauna, volunteers track the progress of our mighty water filtering creatures. If you are interested in joining our mailing list for future eco-volunteer meetings, please email Allison email@example.com Read more →