Let your voice be heard about the future of Raritan Bay! Williams has proposed a 22-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 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
Stop the Williams Pipeline!
On-the-Water Events Schedule
TONIGHT’s ECO CRUISE IS CANCELLED! Due to inclement weather predicted (8/21), our Boats and Bridges Eco Cruise is cancelled. We will let you know early this week about rescheduling and/or refunds. We welcome you to join us on your local waterway! Whether you’re into ship graveyards, shark attacks, or just want to learn how to kayak, our on-the-water activities offer something for everyone! Free Kayaking on Thursdays When: 5:30pm: June 9, June 16, June 23, June 30, July 21, and August 4 Where: Keyport Waterfront at the intersection of Broad St. and First St. No registration required – first come, first served. Kayaks and personal flotation devices (PFDs) will be provided. Participants will Read more →
Millions of Plastics are Afloat in our Waterways
February 9, 2016 NY/NJ Baykeeper is pleased to announce our completed NY-NJ Harbor Estuary Plastic Collection Report! This report is the first examination of plastic pollution within waters surrounding New York City. Based on our estimates, at least 165 million plastic particles are floating within NY-NJ Harbor Estuary waters at any given time. That’s about 256,322 per square kilometer! Plastics in our waters harm habitat, fish, and other wildlife and may be traveling up to the human food chain. Click here to view the report and learn more about what’s in our waterways. Change starts with you Together, we can all make a difference to reduce and Read more →
People’s Victory! YOU Saved LSP!
VICTORY! Because of YOU, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection announced that they are ABANDONING Liberty State Park privatization plans! Thank you to the Friends of Liberty State Park, Mayor Steven Fulop, Hudson County elected officials, and all those who fought to keep our open space free and green! Your voices were heard! What was at stake: Liberty State Park is the priceless, free and green park behind Lady Liberty and Ellis Island. LSP is peaceful, scarce urban open space in one of our nation’s most densely populated regions. It sees millions of visitors each year and is jam-packed on Read more →
Raritan Bay Waters to be Monitored for Pathogens
March 22, 2016 Great news for our waterways! NY/NJ Baykeeper has been awarded a New York New Jersey Harbor & Estuary Program grant to monitor Raritan Bay waters for pathogens this summer! Project partners include the Bayshore Regional Watershed Council, Raritan Riverkeeper, and Lower Raritan Watershed Partnership. Volunteers will collect water samples and test for pathogen indicators at several pre-selected sites along the shores of Raritan Bay, from Perth Amboy to the Highlands – the entire New Jersey Bayshore! Pathogens are microorganisms like bacteria, fungi, or viruses commonly found in raw sewage discharged in our waters. You may not be surprised that people Read more →