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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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On-the-Water Events Schedule 2018

Posted on Aug 29, 2017

On-the-Water Events Schedule 2018

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! Free Kayak Wednesdays Where: Keyport, NJ beach at the intersection of 1st and Broad Streets When: 5:30PM and 6:30PM on July 11, July 18, July 25, August 1, and August 8.  No registration is required. First come, first served. Two 30 minute kayak trips will be launched at 5:30pm and 6:00PM. Kayaks, personal flotation devices, and paddles will be provided. Children under 16 years of age must be accompanied by...

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Become a Member Today!

Posted on Aug 14, 2017

Become a Member Today!

YOU and your community benefit when you are informed by science. From climate change to water quality testing to wetland restoration to green infrastructure, we all profit from the advancements of scientific research and restoration. I’m asking you to make the commitment to protect, preserve, and restore your community by becoming a member today and help to continue our work as leaders of research and restoration in the NY-NJ Harbor. In recent years, because of the support of your community, NY/NJ Baykeeper has implemented the first of its kind plastics pollution report and living shoreline...

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Take the Straw Free September Challenge!

Posted on Aug 2, 2017

Take the Straw Free September Challenge!

Take the challenge today to help protect, preserve, and restore your local waterways!

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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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