BaySave Corporation

Baysave is a 501(c)(3) New Jersey charity focused on environmental stabilization and advocacy for the interests of diverse stakeholders at the Delaware Bay.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: I am a property owner. How do I get involved in the shoreline restoration project?

A: Restoration sites are selected by invitation only following completion of a local suitability study undertaken at our expense. There is no fee to participate but a donation to BaySave Foundation is suggested.

To nominate a waterfront site for restoration email us at

Once a project site is identified the applicable federal state and local regulations must be considered.

Q: How do I volunteer to get involved in the shoreline restoration project?

A: Email Tony Novak at

Q: Can I eat the plants and animals grown on restoration sites?

A: We are only involved in restoration and have no information on edibility of species. We are aware hat some people eat plants, fish and shellfish from local waters but that there may be hazards in doing so. Our stock is not intended for human consumption.

Before eating any water-dwelling plant or animal, check with the state's DEP Web site for specific warnings in your local area.

Also keep in mind that removal of plants and shellfish can impede the progress of restoration which is already a very slow process. If you do remove any shellfish from a restoration site, we would appreciate receiving the empty shells for recycling on another project.

Additional Resources

BaySave oyster baskets will also be available at area marinas. Marina owners interested in being distributors are encouraged to contact Tony Novak.