As you’ve probably heard, President Trump has publicaly stated, “We are going to get rid of it [US Environmental Protection Agency] in almost every form.” Stripping down regulations and agencies that protect our waterways and natural resources favors the interests of polluters instead of the people. We need YOUR help to protect what is rightfully ours! The EPA was created in 1972 to protect swimmable, fishable, and drinkable waterways and the ecosystems that depend on them. There’s no time to move backwards when we’ve come this far! Take action by telling your Congress member that cuts to the EPA budget Read more →
October 6, 2016
Find a Bag, Fill a Bag
It seems that everywhere we go, our streets, wetlands, parks, and beaches are littered with single-use plastic items like straws, styrofoam, bottles, and utensils. If you’re like us at Baykeeper and feel guilty or overwhelmed for not picking up every piece of trash in your line of sight, we challenge you to find a bag and fill a bag! More often than not, you will find an empty plastic bag amidst litter. (Side note: We’ve heard plastic bags being referred to as NJ’s state flower lately – Let’s change that!) Share your photos of full bags with us on Instagram @nynjbaykeeper by tagging #findabagfillabag. A little bit goes a long way!