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Another Pipeline? No Thanks.

Posted on Feb 8, 2018

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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Show your Waterways Some Love this February!

Posted on Jan 30, 2018

Show your Waterways Some Love this February!

1. Adopt an Oyster. Click here to adopt an oyster to be planted at our reef at the start of the 2018 season to help beef up coastal resiliency, improve habitat, and clean water! 2. Cheers to Clean Water! Restore 100 oysters this Valentine’s Day when you purchase of bottle of Proud Pour’s Sauvignon Blanc. Click here to purchase online or click here to see where Proud Pour is being sold near you! 3. Kill the Drill. Don’t hand over your shores to dirty oil without a fight. There are two ways to help. Submit a public comment by March 8, 2018. Click here for instructions and sample...

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Sami’s 18 Resolutions for a Greener 2018

Posted on Jan 1, 2018

Get Outside. Visit New York and New Jersey’s state and county parks. Check out Greg’s recommendations for trails throughout the Raritan Bayshore here. Plant A Tree: Trees are a natural green infrastructure solution to absorb rainfall and prevent water from adding to our stressed sewer systems. Skip the Straw. Americans use 500 million plastic straws per day. Say, “no straw please” when ordering a drink or even bring your own.  Learn more here. Become A Member. Together we can protect, preserve and restore our unique urban environment. More info on how to become a NY/NJ Baykeeper member here....

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5 Tips for a Waste-Less Holiday Season

Posted on Dec 19, 2017

5 Tips for a Waste-Less Holiday Season

December 21, 2017 It’s not surprising that from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day, household waste increases by more than 25 percent, according to the US Environmental Protection Agency. Between gift wrapping, plastic packaging, and single-use food-ware, it all adds up. Contrary to what the Grinch portrays, your garbage doesn’t get sent to Mount Crumpit. Rather it is transported to overburdened landfills, polluting incinerators, and accidentally discharged into our waterways.  Here are a few eco-friendly ideas to make your holidays a little greener this year.  1. Bring Your Own. BYO...

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YOU are needed to help protect, preserve, and restore the NY-NJ Habor Estuary. Please donate today!

Posted on Dec 3, 2017

YOU are needed to help protect, preserve, and restore the NY-NJ Habor Estuary. Please donate today!

You matter more than ever. In a time of increased worry about cuts to federal funding for environmental programs – partners like you matter now more than ever. We don’t know what the future holds for federal programs, but we are certain that NY/NJ Baykeeper will continue to protect, preserve, and restore the NY/NJ Harbor Estuary by doing what we do best – providing scientific insights into the pollution in our waterways and natural alternatives to help combat climate change as well as continuing to provide accurate, objective, information to policymakers and communities about the...

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Scientists Warn a Certain Festive Trend May Sparkle Environmental Threats

Posted on Dec 1, 2017

Scientists Warn a Certain Festive Trend May Sparkle Environmental Threats

December 3, 2017 Based on our plastic sampling research, at least 165 million plastic particles are floating in NY-NJ Harbor Estuary waters at any given time – 85% being smaller than the size of a grain of rice. But what about the even smaller particles? Enter glitter. This time of year, the sparkly stuff makes an entrance in must-have eyeshadows and other festive cosmetic products. As you may have guessed it by now, glitter is made with plastic. Glitter that is incorporated in any rinse-of product travels down the drain and can be eventually discharged into our waterways, contributing...

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