Baysave’s Mission

Baysave is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation founded in 2009 that is registered as a New Jersey charity. Our mission is to coordinate community investment opportunities, harness resources to stabilize and restore our natural environment, and address environmental justice concerns, especially those affecting Money Island in rural Cumberland County New Jersey.

Money Island is New Jersey’s aquaculture development hub and the state’s second most productive seafood landing port. The small rural community also hosts a number of nonprofit organization enterprises and maintains both public and private access facilities to the Delaware Bay waterfront for recreational use. Our Nantuxent Cove is a popular spot for fishing and boating. Money Island recently become a national flash point in the struggle for environmental justice; the book “The Drowning of Money Island” explains the back story.

Baysave is committed to a balanced approach addressing the needs of all the diverse stakeholders: public, private, government, industry, nonprofit, individual and corporate, environmentalists and commercial watermen. While the interests of these groups vary widely and often conflict, we focus on areas where we can build consensus.

Looking forward, we embrace a future that includes rising water levels, high energy weather events, expanding aquaculture activity, technological innovation, incomplete or ineffective government leadership, and an increasingly awakened and aware public that demands fair treatment and access to its public bayshore resources.

Baysave is led by a three person board of local residents committed to the future of the bayshore: Tony Novak, Ron Turkowski and Vince Cogdill.

For questions and feedback, please contact founder Tony Novak on site at Money Island or online at or by telephone at (856) 265-0306.