BaySave Corporation

 


2018 land stabilization projects

Our efforts in 2018 will be focused on physical and legal stabilizing efforts for about 25 acres of land at Nantuxent Cove in anticipation of a coming redevelopment for multiple use including education, aquaculture and private businesses to support public access to the Nantuxent waterway. We anticipate a combination of nonprofit and for-profit efforts to raise the estimated $100,000 that will be needed for physical and legal stabilization. Baysave will focus on the projects that cannot be funded by private businesses, government or educational institutions. We expect to work closely with a number of partners in this effort. For more information, please contact Tony Novak.  


Aquaculture workshops planned for 2017

aquaculture lab

A series of workshops to educate and raise interest in aquaculture is planned for 2017. Read more...



NJ aquaculture development 2017

Baysave expanded support for operations in crabbing this season and plans to submit an application for oyster growing. The state of New Jersey renewed Tony Novak's aquatic farming license for a five year period of 2017-2022. We continue to look for a way to obtain a commercial crab harvesting license.


Family fishing facility opens

family fishing dockA new recreational family fishing facility is now open at Money Island NJ. The first Family Fishing Dock consists of a 70 foot stationary pier, a 20 foot ramp, two sections of floating dock totaling 400 square feet with rod holders, bench and shade cover on one section was launched in 2015. The second location was opened in 2016. These are the only floating dock facility in this region that are open to the public. The site is also the scene of an ongoing living shoreline restoration project that is intended to boost the number and variety of fish for the long term. The facility is free for kids, $5 for adults. The fee covers the cost of the area’s only running water restroom, trash and recycling handling and other site maintenance provided by the local marina manager.

party dock             hatchery dock added 2016

Delaware River fish sampling tests

New Jersey Department of Fish and Game fish sampling test results are available for 2015. We looked at the recent test results from the perspective of implications for the Delaware Bay.

Blue crab facts

Concerns over the impact of recent weather events triggered this compilation of facts about blue claw crabs.

Oyster restoration resources

BaySave.org launched a new page dedicated to oyster restoration news and reports from around the world.

Delaware Bay seagull and barge

Living Shorelines Restoration Project

This spring we launched  restoration projects on three new sites utilizing gardening methods specifically adapted to the waters of the Delaware Bay. Shoreline gardening is a great way for property owners to help improve their local watershed.  See more details and photos.

Water quality report

This 2012 report by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) details the water quality of the Delaware Bay and might be considered the bible of local water quality information. More recent post-Sandy studies and their resulting governmental actions by NJDEP are more controversial and not so widely accepted even among the environmental groups and government agencies with interests in water quality.

Disappearing shoreline towns

The small town of Port Mahon, Delaware was already lost to rising water level along the Delaware Bay shores. Now the last of the surviving roadway to a public boat launch is threatened. This year, Baypoint New Jersey is headed for the same fate.

Nantuxent Creek           Baypoint NJ

 

Sea level rise response in Mid-Atlantic communities

On September 14, 2012  Delaware's sea level response report was presented to the residents of Delaware Bay communities in Delaware outlining the four possible responses and the estimated costs of each response. The report is meant to helps evaluate the environmental, social, business, political and financial impact over the coming decades.

Mid-Atlantic sea level response blog

We launched a new sea level rise response blog page in August to compile news reports of various communities' response to sea level rise as official projections and planned evacuation strategies are disseminated to residents.