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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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Public Access: More than Just a Beach-Goers Right

Posted on May 14, 2017

Public Access: More than Just a Beach-Goers Right

May 18, 2017 Generally, when one thinks of the rights associated with public access to the shoreline, images of walking along sandy beaches and swimming among the rolling waves often come to mind. However, there are approximately 130 miles of shoreline in the State of New Jersey; about a third of which are along the northern shores of the state in metropolitan areas like Newark, Hoboken, and Edgewater.  The right of public access to these shorelines extends to all tidal waters whether it’s the Atlantic Ocean or the Passaic River, and is vested in every citizen of the state. The concept of...

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