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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!
Thanks for your interest in volunteering with NY/NJ Baykeeper! Our volunteers are an integral part of what we do—please join our team! We have many exciting volunteer opportunities throughout the year!
We hold several beach and natural area cleanups throughout the year! Get outside in the fresh air and join a great group of volunteers as we clean up our beautiful shorelines, parks and natural areas. It’s always a great day!
Gloves and garbage bags are always provided.
Always dress for the weather and be prepared to get muddy!
Strong winds and rain will cancel the event.
Hope you’ll join us!
Oyster Monitoring at Soundview Park
Want to get your hands wet? Come out for some cool fieldwork at our oyster reef in Soundview Park in the Bronx! Get up close and personal with oysters, fish and other marine animals!
To add your name to the Soundview oyster monitoring volunteer list, just fill out the form below or email New York Oyster Program Coordinator Allison Fitzgerald at [email protected]
Come check out what our team is up to! Help monitor our oysters, set up fish traps to see who’s using the reef and be a part of what we do!
Upcoming Soundview Monitoring Dates
**Due to safety concerns with COVID-19, we currently have no dates planned. As soon as it is safe to monitor the oysters we will return to regular sessions. Please contact Allison ([email protected]) for more information on how to get involved.
Each monitoring trip lasts approximately 3 hours. We will meet at the park entrance located at the corner of O’Brien Ave and Leland Ave, Soundview, Bronx NY 10473 (For GPS purposes, you can use the address of 311 Leland Ave, Bronx, NY 10473). For those of you taking public transportation, the Bx 27 or Bx 39 buses will put you within walking distance (the subway is a further walk). Bring with you water, sunscreen, a hat, and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. We will provide everything else!
Love kayaking and getting out on the water? Then join us for one of several kayaking events throughout the season. We are in need of volunteers to assist at the kayaking site, answer questions, etc. It’s always a great day out on the water!
NY/NJ Baykeeper operates the Baykeeper boat out on Raritan Bay for a variety of tours and trips. If you have experience with boats, we’d love to hear from you!
Love boats and people? Do you have local knowledge of the Raritan Bayshore area? We are looking for tour guides to help guide our many boat tours throughout our season!
For more information about volunteering for NY/NJ Baykeeper please email Elana at [email protected]
Volunteer Waiver Form
To sign up to be a NY/NJ Baykeeper volunteer please fill out the form below!