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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 actively promotes Low Impact Design, or Green Infrastructure, to divert stormwater from sewer systems in order to reduce combined sewer overflows. Green infrastructure, such as rain gardens, rain barrels, green roofs, and other components, capture or slow down stormwater so that it can be reused, soak into the ground, or evaporate.
Baykeeper funded the design and capital equipment for a Low Impact Development project in a community garden in Newark that, for the first time, utilizes stormwater capture for on-site irrigation needs. Rainwater is collected from adjacent rooftops and pervious surfaces in the garden and stored in an underground cistern. The water is then hand pumped by local school children to water the plants and vegetables.
Read more about Stormwater, CSOs and Green Infrastructure
Municipal Action Teams
NY/NJ Baykeeper is actively involved in Newark DIG (Doing Infrastructure Green), Paterson SMART, and Perth Amboy SWIM which are all coalition groups aimed at advocating and organizing green Infrastructure improvements and initiatives throughout the CSO communities.
Resources: Click the below brochures for important Green Infrastructure tips and CSO information: