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NY/NJ Baykeeper fights for access to fishable, swimmable, clean waterways across the NY-NJ Harbor Estuary.
NY/NJ Baykeeper continues to be at the forefront of many environmental advocacy and legal campaigns.
The NY-NJ Harbor Estuary, also known as the Hudson-Raritan Estuary, is a system of waterways and habitats that form one of the most intricate natural harbors in the world. Since 1989, NY/NJ Baykeeper has worked to protect, preserve and restore the environment of the most urban estuary on Earth.
NY/NJ Baykeeper holds exciting events all year round! Please check our Events calendar regularly to stay in the loop. Hope to see you there!
The fight for clean water needs you! Your support today will protect, preserve, and restore the NY-NJ Harbor Estuary! Members enjoy cool merch and discounts to Baykeeper events!
There are so many ways to donate! Your donation today helps ensure a clean, swimmable, fishable watershed for our families and future generations.
Love oysters? Boats? Beach cleanups? Kayaking? Check out our many exciting volunteer opportunities! There's something for everyone!
NY/NJ Baykeeper serves as the citizen advocate for the harbors, bays, streams and shores of the NY-NJ Harbor Estuary by preserving and restoring habitat, influencing land use decisions, stopping polluters, championing public access and educating the public. We work with federal and state regulators and citizen groups as partners in planning for a sustainable future for the NY-NJ Harbor Estuary.
The NY-NJ Harbor Estuary is a 16,300-square mile watershed that includes the Hudson, Passaic and Raritan Rivers and Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge and Raritan Bay.
The waters of the NY-NJ Harbor Estuary are home to more than 200 fish species.
The NY-NJ Harbor Estuary is home to a broad range of habitats including wetlands, shorelines and coastal forests.
The fight for clean water and healthy habitats needs you! Donate today to help protect, preserve and restore the NY-NJ Harbor Estuary!
To date, we have planted over 7 million oysters in NY-NJ Harbor waters and will continue to grow 200k – 500k new oysters annually.
Since 1989, NY/NJ Baykeeper and its partners have preserved and restored more than three thousand acres of critical habitat in the midst of one of the busiest and most industrialized ports in the world.
Through municipal action teams , we’ve helped install over a dozen green infrastructure projects to mitigate sewage overflow into NJ waterways.
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