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Review for Raritan Baykeeper Inc, Matawan, NJ, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Started in 1989, Baykeeper is the only bi-state conservation organization in New York and New Jersey that is using hard hitting advocacy, legal action against polluters, land conservation, and habitat restoration to create a more sustainable, equitable, and cleaner Estuary. The professional staff, long term supporters, and volunteers are committed to Baykeeper's success. A funder once said about Baykeeper that "they do as they promise, play well with others, but run with scissors."

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

As the founding executive director and now Board member, I have seen the organization take on challenges (that other larger organizations have given up on), and seen positive outcomes for the place, the people, and the environment. The Hackensack Meadowlands is a preserved vital natural resource as a result of Baykeeper's decades long advocacy.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Make sure it has an endowment to continue its work long into the future.

Role:  Board Member & I was the Baykeeper and Executive Director from 1989 to 2008.