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On June 7th, 2010, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection issued the a press release announcing a new policy which bans all shellfish restoration and educational activities in less-than-approved coastal waters.

This policy essentially shuts down all of NY/NJ Baykeeper's oyster restoration and gardening activities completely. The water bodies in the Raritan Bay complex--including Sandy Hook Bay, the Navesink & Shrewsbury Rivers as well as the Hudson River, Newark Bay and Lower New York Harbor--are now completely off-limits for our work.

We are deeply saddened by this policy because we feel--especially based on the wording of the press release--that the DEP is demonizing our work in urban restoration / research / education in this estuary in order to rationalize and justify their lack of ability to protect and improve the water quality of our coastal waterways.

We ask that you support and help circulate this petition to allow shellfish restoration projects to continue in our endangered waterways. We will ensure that this petition is delivered to Bob Martin, Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.

For further information, please see the Action Alerts page at the NY/NJ Baykeeper web site:

http://www.nynjbaykeeper.org

If you are so inclined, please write letters to the Commissioner expressing
your disappointment in this irresponsible and short-sighted policy.

Additionally, please watch your local newspapers for stories about this
issue and write letters to the editor on behalf of our restoration work.

Bob Martin, Commissioner
401 E. State St.
7th Floor, East Wing
P.O. Box 402
Trenton, NJ 08625-0402

Thank you for your continued support,
Debbie Mans, Baykeeper

Sincerely,

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Latest Signatures

  • 22 December 2015250. Kevin O
    It strikes me as counterproductive for the DEP to pull the plug on a valuable environemental research project.
  • 15 December 2015249. Emily D
    I support this petition
  • 05 December 2015248. Shannon B
    I support this petition
  • 03 December 2015247. Melanie Lar
    В
  • 29 November 2015246. Angela T
    I support this petition
  • 11 November 2015245. Amanda C
    I support this petition
  • 31 October 2015244. Marc M
    resident of Juneau, AK--this decision has global implications.
  • 27 October 2015243. Laura E
    I support this petition
  • 16 October 2015242. Elizabeth V
    I support this petition
  • 02 October 2015241. Tom T
    As a teacher and one of the coordinators of the Bayonne School's Oyster Garden Program sponsored by the Baykeeper, this action by the NJDEP Commissioner will not only stop our restoration project but hurt the environmental values and stewardship that we a
  • 01 October 2015240. Peter P
    If clams can be harvested from the bay after going through a purification process why can't the oysters go through the same process?.
  • 25 September 2015239. Jonathan F
    Please continue supporting the NY/NJ Oyster Restoration. We have come so far with bringing back to life the waters of the NY/NJ Bight. I have seen this first hand. To have the NJDEP now cancel this most important and inspirational program is a slap in the
  • 13 September 2015238. Bob M
    I support this petition
  • 23 August 2015237. George U
    I support this petition
  • 21 August 2015236. Axel D
    I strongly support retaining the Raritan Bay program. We need to persevere with anything that will help improve water quality .
  • 17 August 2015235. Tessa G
    I support this petition
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  • 27 July 2015231. Margaret O
    I support this petition
  • 22 July 2015230. Alison E
    I find this new policy woefully shortsighted and detrimental to the recovery efforts in New Jerseys waters and to the health of all effected ecosystems.
  • 21 July 2015229. Holly T
    Please, you need to reevaluate this decision. NY/NJ Oyster Restoration is a win-win project for the future.
  • 21 July 2015228. Dorothy S
    I support this petition
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    I support this petition
  • 07 July 2015226. Richard H
    I support this petition
  • 02 July 2015225. Mary Betha
    I support this petition
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Cherry SchultzBy:
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NJ DEP Commissioner Bob Martin

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