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    • 09 Oct 2020
    • 12:00 AM (EDT)
    • 31 Dec 2020
    • 11:30 PM (EST)
    • NMHA Web site

    A Survey of Public Opinion - Bring Oysters back to the Navesink?

    The Navesink RiverOur 2,100 acre natural waterway,  is a sterling example of environmental stewardship. Over the years thousands of people have worked hard at improving water quality, reducing pollution, improving habitat, and nurturing fish stocks.


    Today it is a joy to think that we have so many productive Osprey nests along the river and that Bald Eagles, almost extinct in our area in the 1970's, also make the river their home. So the river is much cleaner than it was, but there is one omission from this saga of success - the absence of oysters.

    Please click HERE to enter your name and ZIP code to show your support

    for bringing oysters back to the Navesink.

    Some years ago the NY/NJ Baykeeper had permission and installed an oyster reef in the Navesink but in 2008 had to remove it due to regulations that basically argued: the river is not cleared for oyster cultivation, restored oysters could be poached and sold as safe oysters and then harm the public, and the reputation of the New Jersey Shellfish Industry.

    History and science have moved on since then, and NMHA, the NY/NJ Baykeeper, Clean Ocean Action, the Littoral Society, and many others, want to bring oysters back to benefit the river environment. Oysters and oyster reefs are a crucial component of global ocean health and serve as barriers to storms and tides, preventing erosion and protecting productive estuary waters, of which the Navesink is a prime example.

    So, click HERE to enter your name and ZIP code to show your support

    for bringing oysters back to the Navesink.

    For a risk assessment, click HERE For more information on the benefits of oysters to waterways, click HERE.


    Navesink Maritime Heritage Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving knowledge and appreciation of Monmouth County's maritime heritage through programs  that responds to its mission: 

    DISCOVER, ENGAGE, SUSTAIN





    • 05 Jun 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM (EDT)
    • Victory Park, Rumson, NJ

    Open Air Event: Rally for the Rivers Eco-Fest

    This gathering of environmental and ecology-friendly organizations will entertain and inform you and your children through fun projects and activities throughout the morning.

    Organized by Clean Ocean Action and the Rumson Environmental Commission to focus on keeping our local rivers and creeks healthy, this is the third Eco-Fest to be held in Victory Park.


    It's free and open to everyone. If it has to be cancelled or postponed because of the coronavirus restrictions, it will be posted on the NMHA web site and Facebook page as well as on Clean Ocean Action's social media pages.


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Navesink Maritime Heritage Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving knowledge and appreciation of Monmouth County's maritime heritage through programs  that responds to its mission: DISCOVER, ENGAGE, SUSTAIN.

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