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 →
Through Baykeeper’s Estuary-wide programs we seek to end pollution, improve public access, conserve and restore public lands, restore aquatic habitats, encourage appropriate and discourage inappropriate development, carry out public education, and work with federal and state regulators and citizen groups as partners in planning for a sustainable future for the Hudson-Raritan Estuary watershed.
Baykeeper focuses on our three core programs: the Policy and Advocacy Program, which seeks to shape and enforce water quality, land use and coastal policies that impact the estuary, the Conservation Program which preserves remaining habitat and open space throughout the estuary through the preservation and restoration of endangered sites and the Oyster Restoration Program, which creates new oyster beds in order to both monitor and improve the health of the estuary’s eco-system.
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