As you’ve probably heard, President Trump has publicaly stated, “We are going to get rid of it [US Environmental Protection Agency] in almost every form.” Stripping down regulations and agencies that protect our waterways and natural resources favors the interests of polluters instead of the people. We need YOUR help to protect what is rightfully ours! The EPA was created in 1972 to protect swimmable, fishable, and drinkable waterways and the ecosystems that depend on them. There’s no time to move backwards when we’ve come this far! Take action by telling your Congress member that cuts to the EPA budget Read more →
At an unsettling time when science is threatened by the Trump Administration, there is no better time to launch baykeeperplasticstory.org, our new website that provides you the facts and science of plastic pollution and ways you can help!
An alarming 165 million plastic pieces are floating in the NY-NJ Harbor, based on our research, and more than 663 species are impacted by plastic pollution, according to the US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA). You’ll find the website uses animation and photography to explore this serious threat to our waters and the ecosystems that depend on them.
You can help reduce and prevent plastic pollution from entering local waterways by replacing single-use plastics (bags, bottles straws, utensils) with sustainable, reusable materials.
As for us, we’ll continue working with federal, state and local partners and you to fight for clean, healthy waterways for all to enjoy.
Explore the story at baykeeperplasticstory.org for more ways to help and to join the conversation!
Thank you for all that you do for clean, healthy water!
– NY/NJ Baykeeper
Baykeeperplasticstory.org was supported by a grant from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation’s Informed Communities program. Baykeeperplasticstory.org was produced through a partnership between NY/NJ Baykeeper, Primer Stories, and Groundsource.