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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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Five Years After Sandy

Posted on Oct 27, 2017

October 29, 2017 Hurricane Sandy really was the “perfect storm.” She boasted a 1,150 mile diameter, 80 mph winds, and frolicked toward the east coast after an unexpected left turn. Befriending a full moon high tide, Sandy arrived in New York and New Jersey on October 29th, claiming a total of 149 lives and economic losses of $30 billion in New Jersey and $50 billion in New York. In the five years since Sandy, it’s become evident that climate change is the most serious environmental challenge facing New York and New Jersey. As we have seen after recent storms (Hermine, Harvey, Irma), climate...

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Plastic Pollution Doesn’t Fly with Us. Why We Should Ban Intentional Balloon Releases

Posted on Oct 2, 2017

Plastic Pollution Doesn’t Fly with Us. Why We Should Ban Intentional Balloon Releases

November 29, 2017 We often associate balloons with birthdays, gender reveal parties, or memorial services, but these seemingly harmless floating objects are a growing threat to our environment. Balloons are consistently found during beach and park cleanups, based on nationwide data collected by the Ocean Conservancy. Even more concerning is that a balloon’s final resting place is within our waterways, adding to plastic pollution. To an unsuspecting bird or fish, a balloon can appear to be a jellyfish or algae, making it difficult for them to distinguish food from trash. In fact, according to...

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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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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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