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Demand Justice for Communities Facing Industrial Pollution

Posted on Jun 12, 2017

Demand Justice for Communities Facing Industrial Pollution

  June 14, 2017′ We need your help NOW to fight for your communities victimized by industrial pollution. Within the Christie Administration’s budget proposal, no matter how much money our state wins in damages from corporate polluters to restore natural resources, the amount going to restore impacted communities is capped at $50 million.  The State of New Jersey can then direct the remaining money to the General Fund to use for unrelated costs. To put this into perspective, Exxon Mobil is required to pay $225 million for damages to the environment in Northern New Jersey. Only $50...

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NY/NJ Baykeeper’s 6th Annual Oyster Hour

Posted on Jun 6, 2017

NY/NJ Baykeeper’s 6th Annual Oyster Hour

  Click here for tickets! Join us for oysters, wine, hearty hors d’oeuvres, jazz, and...

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Staff Picks! Greg Recommends His Top 6 Scenic Bike Rides Along the Raritan Bayshore

Posted on Mar 2, 2017

Staff Picks! Greg Recommends His Top 6 Scenic Bike Rides Along the Raritan Bayshore

Greg Remaud, NY/NJ Baykeeper Deputy Director’s 6 Recommendations for Scenic Bike Rides Along the Raritan Bayshore: Staff Recommendations: We are excited to introduce a new initiative at NY/NJ Baykeeper – staff picks!  Some our favorite things to explore, read, learn or taste in the NY-NJ Harbor Estuary. Our very own Deputy Director, Greg Remaud, kicks us off with his top picks for great scenic recreational bike rides near the Raritan Bayshore. These recommendations are for safe uncongested cycling routes meant to introduce those unfamiliar with the area to some of the countless...

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2016 Highlights for a Cleaner NY-NJ Harbor Estuary

Posted on Feb 13, 2017

2016 Highlights for a Cleaner NY-NJ Harbor Estuary

2016 Highlights for a Cleaner NY-NJ Harbor Estuary January 2017 2016 was quite a year!  What struck me most is how individual actions can add up to make a big difference.  For example, you may not think you make a big difference when you call us to pump out waste from your boat rather than dumping it overboard, but together we prevented 32,000 gallons of waste and chemicals going into our local waterways in 2016! And, each time you attend one of our cleanups, you reduce plastic from entering our waterways. Here are some 2016 highlights for each of our programs that we are especially proud of...

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6 Ways to Give Without Writing a Check!

Posted on Dec 8, 2016

6 Ways to Give Without Writing a Check!

“The earth is what we all have in common.” — Wendell Berry During this time of year, many worthy nonprofits may be on your list to support with a donation – and I hope NY/NJ Baykeeper is one of them! – but have you ever wondered if your favorite charity could benefit from the things you do almost every day? Here are seven ways you can give to NY/NJ Baykeeper without writing a check.   1.) Have a Drink with Us!   With every purchase of Proud Pour’s Oyster Wine in New Jersey, 100 oysters are restored to the NY-NJ Harbor Estuary. To find out where to buy in your...

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First Living Shoreline in Raritan Bay Installed!

Posted on Dec 5, 2016

First Living Shoreline in Raritan Bay Installed!

August 20, 2016 NY/NJ Baykeeper and partners began the installation of a first of its kind urban living shoreline this week. Located at Naval Weapons Station Earle in Monmouth County, NJ, the 0.91 acre living shoreline will consist of an artificial reef using live oysters and concrete structures known as oyster castles to fortify and protect the coast along the Raritan Bayshore. The oyster castles will provide the necessary hard surface that oysters can attach and grow on. This project is one of the first times groundbreaking oyster castles will be used in New Jersey. After Hurricane Sandy,...

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