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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!
Everyone deserves a clean and safe local waterway. Due to polluted stormwater runoff and Combined Sewer Overflows (CSOs), our Estuary waters experience high levels of bacteria that make swimming unsafe.
Click here for NY/NJ Baykeeper Raritan Bay Initiative.
NY/NJ Baykeeper received a grant from the NY-NJ Harbor Estuary Program to test 9 sites along the NJ Bayshore for pathogen indicators throughout the summer of 2016.
Click here for our final report.
Click here for our results spreadsheet per sampling event.
Swim Guide offers water quality information for a wide variety of beaches, ranging from city parks to remote lakes ideal for camping. Every beach is marked with an icon so you know when the water at your favorite beach meets government water quality standards.
Water quality information is gathered from government agencies or reported by Swim Guide affiliates themselves. In any beach, look at the “Source” section. This will tell you who samples the water at each beach, how often, and what water quality standards apply. The date and time stamps tell you when the sample results were last verified by the Swim Guide affiliate.
Just visit the Swim Guide website for the latest water quality information!