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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!
Advocating for clean water and healthy habitats
Over the last 45 years, the Clean Water Act and other federal environmental laws have dramatically reduced pollution across the United States. Before these protections, the NY-NJ Harbor Estuary was abused and damaged by industrial uses: pollution from sewage, runoff and other sources; inappropriate development; and other abuses of the waterways and surrounding land.
Since 1989, NY/NJ Baykeeper has used the power of advocacy and law to stop water pollution and bring polluters into compliance with citizen enforcement. With the help of our supporters, we will continue this work, especially as several of our elected leaders– including the President of the United States–fueled by campaign contributions, try to scale back laws safeguarding our water to swim, drink, and fish in.