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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!
Michele is the joint staff attorney for Hackensack Riverkeeper and NY/NJ Baykeeper. Previously, she was a legal intern for both organizations and frequent volunteer at Hackensack Riverkeeper’s paddling events. Michele is a graduate of Roger Williams University School of Law where she focused on environmental and public interest law. Michele is also a graduate of John Jay College of Criminal Justice (MA) and Montclair State University (BA), where she studied Criminal Law & Procedure and English Literature, respectively. Born and raised in Bergen County NJ, Michele gained a love and appreciation of the ocean from yearly trips to Florida’s Atlantic coast, which is also where she first developed her love of ocean life and a desire to preserve and protect the ocean’s habitats and inhabitants. When she’s not working to protect the environment, Michele enjoys SCUBA diving, reading, and all things geek – movies, TV, comics, and video games.