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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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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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Weston Mill Dam Removal

Posted on Jul 23, 2017

Weston Mill Dam Removal

August 21, 2017 The Raritan Riverkeeper has been part of a coalition of agencies and organizations working to restore historical fish migrations in the Raritan Basin since 2008. This is the forth dam removed; the Calco Dam in 2011, the Robert Street Dam in 2012, and the Nevius Street Dam in 2013 and now the Weston Mill Dam in August 2017. Dams have been in this area of the Millstone River since the 1740s supplying power for mill operations, the foundation of the Weston Mill dating from 1844 has been preserved and can be seen on the east bank of the Millstone River. This dam removal will open...

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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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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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