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Since 1989, NY/NJ Baykeeper has been protecting, preserving, and restoring the NY-NJ Harbor Estuary.

Through your efforts, NY/NJ Baykeeper has sued polluters for clean water violations, protected citizen’s right to access the waterfront, patrolled the waterways with our own boat investigating potential pollution violations and oil spills, restored over 2,700 acres of natural land around the densely developed urban Estuary, severed as a watchdog for our state’s parks and open spaces, managed two scientific oyster reefs and one community reef for research and shellfish restoration planting over 2.8 million oysters and actively developing restoration techniques specific to urban waters, and made a significant positive impact on habitats and communities within the Estuary region.

You ARE the solution. Only with your donation today can we ensure a clean, swimmable, fishable NY-NJ Harbor Estuary for our families and future generations. Click here to make your donation today or please read below on other ways to contribute.

Ways to Give

Donate with a Credit Card Online

To make your donation online today click here.

Donate with a Check

Checks should be made out to NY/NJ Baykeeper and sent to:

NY/NJ Baykeeper
52 West Front Street
Keyport, NJ 07735

Employer Matching Gift

Many employers offer matching gift programs that will double your donation’s value. Please ask your employer if they participate in a matching gift program. If you have any questions about matching gifts please contact us by clicking here.

Become a Member

To become a member of NY/NJ Baykeeper, click here.

Estate Planning

Remembering NY/NJ Baykeeper in your estate planning is a great way to ensure that the harbors, bays, streams, and shores of the NY-NJ Harbor Estuary you love are enjoyed by generations to come. If you would like more information about adding NY/NJ Baykeeper in your estate plans please contact us by clicking here.

Appreciated Securities (Stocks)

Using securities that have raised in value since purchased is another way to make a gift to NY/NJ Baykeeper.  In most cases you will be entitled to an income tax charitable deduction for the full fair market value of the securities on the date of the gift and will not have to report capital gain income.

To assist you with the transfer of securities please contact us by clicking here.

Donate without writing a check

Did you know there are simple ways to donate to NY/NJ Baykeeper without writing a check? Here are some ideas:

Ways to Donate

Using to shop? Start at AmazonSmile and designate Raritan Baykeeper, Inc. as your charity of choice and Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to NY/NJ Baykeeper. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know –  same products, same prices, same service – YOU just get the added benefit of knowing your purchases helped support a good cause.

Many credit card companies, including Capital One, let you turn earned points or airline miles into a check for NY/NJ Baykeeper!

Most airlines will let you donate expiring or unused airline miles to a charity of your choice. Search for Raritan Baykeeper, Inc., if we’re not listed, please consider using your miles to purchase a gift card to Amazon and sending to NY/NJ Baykeeper.

Donate unwanted gift cards and office supplies to NY/NJ Baykeeper.


You can make a difference in your own backyard. Let’s give our future generations’ waterways they can swim, fish, kayak, and canoe in.