Greg Remaud, NY/NJ Baykeeper Deputy Director’s 6 Recommendations for Scenic Bike Rides Along the Raritan Bayshore: Staff Recommendations: We are excited to introduce a new initiative at NY/NJ Baykeeper – staff picks! Some our favorite things to explore, read, learn or taste in the NY-NJ Harbor Estuary. Our very own Deputy Director, Greg Remaud, kicks us off with his top picks for great scenic recreational bike rides near the Raritan Bayshore. These recommendations are for safe uncongested cycling routes meant to introduce those unfamiliar with the area to some of the countless natural, cultural and historic treats found along the Read more →
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Staff Picks! Greg Recommends His Top 6 Scenic Bike Rides Along the Raritan Bayshore
Bet You’ve Never Seen Plastic Pollution Explained Like This Before…
At an unsettling time when science is threatened by the Trump Administration, there is no better time to launch baykeeperplasticstory.org, our new website that provides you the facts and science of plastic pollution and ways you can help! An alarming 165 million plastic pieces are floating in the NY-NJ Harbor, based on our research, and more than 663 species are impacted by plastic pollution, according to the US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA). You’ll find the website uses animation and photography to explore this serious threat to our waters and the ecosystems that depend on them. You can help reduce and prevent plastic pollution from entering local waterways Read more →
2016 Highlights for a Cleaner NY-NJ Harbor Estuary
2016 Highlights for a Cleaner NY-NJ Harbor Estuary January 2017 2016 was quite a year! What struck me most is how individual actions can add up to make a big difference. For example, you may not think you make a big difference when you call us to pump out waste from your boat rather than dumping it overboard, but together we prevented 32,000 gallons of waste and chemicals going into our local waterways in 2016! And, each time you attend one of our cleanups, you reduce plastic from entering our waterways. Here are some 2016 highlights for each of our Read more →
Trump Administration Reflections
November 15, 2016 Over the past week, we here at the NY/NJ Baykeeper office have been doing a lot of reflecting on the recent presidential election. I can’t sugarcoat it, the prospects look bad for the environment. President-elect Trump has promised to “shutdown” the Environmental Protection Agency and reverse climate change policies and regulations. For a state like New Jersey, that has the most federally-designated Superfund sites, this would be bad news. The EPA has oversight over the cleanup of those sites, which range from the lower 17 miles of the Passaic River and Newark Bay to landfills in Monmouth Read more →
6 Ways to Give Without Writing a Check!
“The earth is what we all have in common.” — Wendell Berry During this time of year, many worthy nonprofits may be on your list to support with a donation – and I hope NY/NJ Baykeeper is one of them! – but have you ever wondered if your favorite charity could benefit from the things you do almost every day? Here are seven ways you can give to NY/NJ Baykeeper without writing a check. 1.) Have a Drink with Us! With every purchase of Proud Pour’s Oyster Wine in New Jersey, 100 oysters are restored to the NY-NJ Harbor Read more →