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 →
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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