Posts made in May 17th, 2013

Tell NJ DEP to Lift the Oyster Ban

Posted on May 17, 2013

Oysters are vital to the ecological integrity of the Hudson-Raritan Estuary. They clean the water, provide habitat for other species and can provide shoreline protection. New Jersey DEP should be working to facilitate oyster research and restoration, not grind it to a halt. Call on Governor Christie’s Administration to lift the ban on oyster restoration, research and education projects in “contaminated” waters in New Jersey! Sign our Petition...

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Stop Combined Sewer Overflows in NJ – 2013

Posted on May 17, 2013

Stop Combined Sewer Overflows in NJ – 2013

If you have ever gotten sick from being in or near the water in New Jersey, please contact us at Sandra@nynjbaykeeper.org with your story. RAW SEWAGE IN NEW JERSEY WATERS New Jersey has over 200 Combined Sewer Outfalls regulated under its Combined Sewer System General Permit. Each of these outfalls is permitted and designed to discharge untreated sewage and stormwater when it rains sufficiently to overwhelm the state’s aging and overbuilt stormwater infrastructure. These maps show where each North Jersey outfall is located. Each of these outfalls may overflow with raw sewage when there...

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NY/NJ Baykeeper Receives Grant from Dave Matthews Band Post-Sandy

Posted on Jan 17, 2013

NY/NJ Baykeeper received a $16,057 grant from the Dave Mathews Band’s Bama Works Fund, through its special Hurricane Sandy Relief grants. The funding will be used to relocate and rebuild Baykeeper’s Aquaculture Facility that was destroyed by Superstorm Sandy. The funding will allow Baykeeper to achieve our goal to place 50,000 research oysters in the waters of NWS Earle. Baykeeper’s Aquaculture facility houses its 450 gallon tanks used for setting oyster larvae onto shell for oyster restoration projects. Once the oyster larvae have been set on the shell, and grown for about two months, they...

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