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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!
We are very disappointed that Governor Christie does not care if you fish, swim, kayak, or play in raw sewage. Governor Christie declined to sign S.831: Sewage Right to Know Bill before it expired this week. The Sewage Right to Know bill would have alerted New Jersey residents when raw sewage is in our local waters so we can protect our health. The bill had broad bi-partisan support and passed by a landslide in the Legislature. The EPA estimates that 23 billion gallons of sewage overflow every year but New Jersey residents will not be alerted thanks to the Governor's veto.
We continue to be baffled as to why Governor Christie would not sign this bill. If you would like to ask him why, please feel free to call Governor Christie's office at 609-292-6000 and ask why the public doesn't deserve to know when raw sewage is released into our waters.
For more coverage on Governor Christie's veto, please click here.
For more information about Combined Sewer Overflows, please click here.