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Bet You’ve Never Seen Plastic Pollution Explained Like This Before…

Posted on Dec 3, 2017

Bet You’ve Never Seen Plastic Pollution Explained Like This Before…

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...

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Another Pipeline? No Thanks.

Posted on Dec 2, 2017

Another Pipeline? No Thanks.

About the Proposed Pipeline Williams Transco has proposed a 23.4-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 14,000 acres of habitat for clams, horseshoe crabs, fish, and other marine animals. The project is proposed to be completed by the end of 2019. This is a step backwards for our energy policy and the environment by committing the...

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Save Liberty State Park from a “Millionare’s Marina”

Posted on Dec 2, 2017

Save Liberty State Park from a “Millionare’s Marina”

Liberty State Park’s public open space is threatened once again. As the Christie administration heads out the door, The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) is moving forward with a backroom secret lease for a second massive private marina on Liberty State Park property. This Southside marina is a major threat to the public’s access to the precious waterfront open space and open harbor vistas that this park provides. The construction of a “Millionaire’s Marina” along the park’s non-commercial Southside will severely harm its use by families who treasure this area...

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Take the #NoStrawNovember Challenge!

Posted on Oct 28, 2017

Take the #NoStrawNovember Challenge!

Did you know Americans use 500 plastic straws PER DAY?! Straws have become an unnecessary yet standard component of our lifestyle, but they are wreaking havoc on our environment. Straws litter our beaches, parks, and storm drains. Litter is discharged into our local waterways when it rains, where plastic will never biodegrade. Fish and bird species mistake plastics for food, often resulting in entanglement and starvation. (In 2015, researchers filmed a sea turtle relieved from a straw lodged in its nose.) Protect our waterways and marine life by avoiding single-use throwaway items and opting...

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Annual Awards Reception

Posted on Sep 14, 2017

Annual Awards Reception

Join us for our Annual Fall Awards Reception! Honoring: Rally for the Navesink The Honorable Wilda Diaz and Ben Longstreth When: October 24, 2017, 6:30PM Where: Monmouth Boat Club, 31 Union Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701 Featuring an open bar, live music, raw bar, passed hors d’oeuvres, raffle, and beautiful views! Click here for more details and tickets. For Ad Journal information, click here.

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Events Schedule 2017

Posted on Aug 29, 2017

Events Schedule 2017

We welcome you to join us on your local waterway! Whether you’re into ship graveyards, or just want to learn how to kayak, our on-the-water activities offer something for everyone!   Rahway River Tour  Saturday, September 23, 2017, 9-11am. Meet at 8:30AM at the Rahway River Yacht Club (1706 Paterson Street, Rahway). This trip is held in conjunction with the Rahway River Watershed Association. Click here to register. Only Bring Your Own Kayak tickets are available! Matawan Creek Sunset Kayak Tour Sunday, October 15, 2017, 4-6pm. Meet at the intersection of First and Broad Streets...

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