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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.
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The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) released its interim report on the New York/New Jersey Harbor and Tributaries (NY/NJ HAT) Feasibility Study on Tuesday, February 19th.
USACE is currently considering six different plans to address storm surge, some of which would have catastrophic consequences for the Hudson and New York Harbor. Some of those plans include storm surge barriers – giant ocean gates – that would choke off tidal flow and the migration of fish – damaging the life of the Hudson River Estuary forever.
We are working closely with our colleagues at Hudson Riverkeeper, Hackensack Riverkeeper and others to analyze the impacts to the harbor from the various options and to prepare comments prior to the upcoming meetings:
Public Meetings from Army Corps’ website:
Questions and comments may be submitted to Daria Mazey U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, 26 Federal Plaza, New York, Room 2151, NY 10279-0090, or via email to: [email protected].
NY/NJ Baykeeper/Bayshore Regional Watershed Council Keyport Waterfront Study
In Spring of 2015 NY/NJ Baykeeper, led by Jessica Evans, along with the Bayshore Regional Watershed Council launched a sea live rise impact project at the Keyport Waterfront pier. Lines painted on the pier marks the current high tide level and the future high tide levels given 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 feet of sea level rise.
While sea level rise’s damage is imminent, Keyport is an ideal place to show the changes in sea level over time. The Keyport Waterfront is an area used by many community members throughout the year. The community would benefit by gaining increased awareness and a realistic perspective on what sea level rise will actually look like and how that may affect them. We painted wooden boards (~ 12in x 5in) and nailed them to the first four posts of the pier.
Painted lines mark the current high tide level in white and the future high tide levels given 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 feet of sea level rise. Scientists from the IPCC estimate that sea levels will rise .4 feet by 2030, 1 foot by 2050, and 3.2 feet by 2100.