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 →
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
Volunteer at our Soundview Park Oyster Reef!
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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 →
Help Bring Oyster Research Back to NJ for Cleaner Water!
Just one oyster can filter 50 gallons of water per day! Imagine what they can do for NY-NJ Harbor waters if we could continue to research them! Help support A3944/S2617 What YOU Can Do! Urge your local elected officials to support A3944/S2617 which would lift NJDEP‘s ban on oyster research projects. Click here to read Meredith Comi’s testimony that was given in front of the NJ Agriculture and Natural Resources Assembly Committee May 11, 2015. Documents FDA Annual Program Evaluation Report Notes 2010 FDA Report 2010 FDA Shellfish Warning to NJDEP Baykeeper Thanks Senator Cardinale and Assemblyman Garcia for Reintroducing a Bill to Read more →
Kayak with the NY/NJ Baykeeper this Summer!
Kayak Tours Navesink River Tour: Sat. August 22, 1:00-3:00pm Meet at the Hartshorne Woods Claypit Creek Parking Lot Register here. Or call 732-842-4000 x 1 Mention Code #IMT53A for the August trip Tickets are $30 per person All children under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult. There is a $5.00 cancellation fee if paying by credit card. Read more →