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

A: We encourage you to discuss your plans for possible collaboration with Baysave. Restoration sites are primarily selected by local educational and research institutions. To nominate a waterfront site for restoration email us at tnovak@baysave.org. Once a project site is identified the applicable federal state and local permitting regulations must be considered.

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

A: Email Tony Novak at tnovak@baysave.org.

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

A: We are only involved in the restoration process planning and have no information on edibility of species. Harvesting is controlled by state law. We are aware that some people eat plants, fish and shellfish from local waters but that there may be hazards in doing so. Before harvesting any water-dwelling plant or animal, check with the NJDEP 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.

Q: How can I make a donation?

A: A donation can be made at Paypal here:

Other methods like Facebook donations are also available.

Q: Are donations to Baysave tax deductible?

A: Yes, Baysave is a 501(c)(3) charity. You can verify this on the IRS web site at https://www.irs.gov/charities-non-profits/tax-exempt-organization-search.


Q: Is Baysave a state registered charity?

A: Yes, Baysave is a charity in good standing registered with the State of New Jersey. You can verify this online at https://njconsumeraffairs.state.nj.us/public-charity-search-results/ 

Q: Can I invest for profit?

A: Yes, a community investment program is available.

Q: Are investment returns tax free?

A: Yes, that’s usually our intention; made possible through the tax provisions of qualified small business stock. Other factors may affect your tax treatment, including length of investment holding.

Q: Can I invest through my IRA or 401(k)?

A: Yes, as long as your plan custodian permits self-directed investment accounts. Generally, this may allow your investment to be tax deductible at the time of investment but may trigger regular income tax on retirement plan income later. We can direct you to more information on request.

Q: How can I get more information?

A: Send a text message to 856-265-0306 to schedule a call.