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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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Summer Events Schedule 2017

Posted on Aug 14, 2017

Summer 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! Free Kayaking  June 8, 15, 22 at 5:30pm at the Keyport Waterfront at the intersection of Broad St. and First St, Keyport NJ August 2, 16, and 30 at 6:00pm at the corner of First Street and North Park Ave next to Lentze Marina in Keansburg, NJ No registration required – first come, first served. Kayaks and personal flotation devices (PFDs) will be provided. Participants will kayak in two 30 minute time...

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Williams Transco Raritan Bay Pipeline Proposal

Posted on Jul 27, 2017

Williams Transco Raritan Bay Pipeline Proposal

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

Posted on Jul 27, 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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Staff Picks! Samantha’s Picks for Dog Friendly Outings!

Posted on Jul 26, 2017

Staff Picks! Samantha’s Picks for Dog Friendly Outings!

July 28, 2017 Samantha here from NY/NJ Baykeeper! I adopted my dog, Lady, in 2013 from the Miami-Dade Animal Shelter in Florida. Here are our favorite areas we love to explore along the NJ Bayshore! Remember to bring water for your dog and waste baggies before you head out!  Hartshorne Woods Park is a Monmouth County managed park in Atlantic Highlands with great trails and viewpoints for you and your pooch. The park opens at 7 am and closes around 9 (depending on the season). The 14 miles of trails are used by hikers, bikers and equestrians so be on the lookout as you walk. Click here for...

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Staff Picks! Sandra’s Picks for Plastic-Free Ice cream

Posted on Jul 4, 2017

Staff Picks! Sandra’s Picks for Plastic-Free Ice cream

July 4, 2017 Staff Picks! Sandra’s Picks for Plastic-Free Ice cream Summer is hands down my favorite season thanks, in part, to ice cream! But I also associate summer with the plastic I see littering our parks, streets, and beaches. The easiest plastic-free tip I’ll ever give: Opt for a cone to avoid throwaway Styrofam cups and single-use spoons! My picks for NJ Bayshore area ice cream: 1. Crazees – 2 W River Road, Rumson, NJ 2. Nancie’s – 84 1st Ave, Atlantic Highlands, NJ 3. Fajji’s – 810 Amboy Ave, Perth Amboy, NJ  4. Gracie and The Dudes...

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