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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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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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Staff Picks! Michele’s Top 5 Spots to Kayak in NJ

Posted on Jun 4, 2017

June 6, 2017 5 Awesome Spots to Kayak in NJ New Jersey has no shortage of waterways available for our enjoyment, from lakes and rivers to bays and the ocean. Now that the sun is shining warmly, we’ve got some tips on where to make the most of your summer on New Jersey’s waters. Horse Shoe Cove (Monmouth Hills, NJ) Paddle around Sandy Hook Bay, though the tides make this spot better suited to more experienced paddlers. Located in Gateway National Recreation Area, with beaches all around, there is plenty to see and do before or after paddling here. Liberty State Park (Jersey City, NJ) Paddle...

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