Save the Navesink River

$7,155 of $6,500 goal

Raised by 129 people in 29 months

   To our kind donors,

 

     After months of communication with the local environmental community, we are excited to announce that your generous donations will be used to clean the river with a more effective solution than previously anticipated! Instead of using the filter socks, we are teaming up with the American Littoral Society, a non-profit environmental organization located on Sandy Hook, to test for naturally occurring oysters in the rivers with the ultimate goal of reestablishing oyster reefs in the Navesink and Shrewsbury Rivers.  We decided to part from using the filter socks due to pessimism throughout the local environmental and political communities pertaining to their overall lack of effectiveness, as well as a number of liability concerns.

 

So, why oysters?

 

     Well, for starters , one oyster can filter up to 50 gallons of water per day. And that's just one oyster. Imagine an entire reef of them on the bottom of the river, acting as mini powerful filters, and working 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, cleaning the fecal contamination right out of the river.  Sounds too good to be true, right? And that’s not even the best part.  An ideal oyster reef is Self Maintaining, which means it is virtually maintenance free, so less money needs to be spent on labor and more can be spent on precious oysters.  

 


 

           Just to make things better, since oysters are an all natural non-invasive solution, there are no environmental downsides that will be caused by them. Instead, oysters provide ecosystems with countless benefits in addition to crystal-clear water.





Okay, okay. Oysters seem like the right move. But when is this all happening?

 

           The first steps of implementing Operation Oyster are starting this Friday, June 2 with the hanging of shell bags on docks in the Navesink and Shrewsbury Rivers.  These bags will be used to attract oyster larvae.  We can use all the volunteers we can get to help with monitoring as Citizen Scientists. If you are interested in helping save the river, please feel free to send one of us an email, or contact Pim at the American Littoral Society at pim@littoralsociety.org.  

 

           We would like to thank all of our generous donors for being patient, and we hope you are as excited as we are to get the ball rolling and to be one step closer to a cleaner river! If you have any questions about the oysters or the river in general, please don’t hesitate to send one of us, or the American Littoral Society, an email. We are happy to answer all questions.

 

Thank you all,

 

Noah Tucker   Tyler Lubin
+ Read More
Check out this great article written by the Two River Times about our project!

http://tworivertimes.com/teens-switch-course-on-environmental-projects/
+ Read More
To our donors,
We are excited to announce that we have recently updated our project with great news! Check out the original page for all the details! https://www.gofundme.com/k5yfatr9
+ Read More
Thanks to everyone who has donated to and supported our campaign! Our goal is to install the filters in the very near future! We have been working diligently these past few months by meeting with town officials within the Navesink River watershed and people in the local environmental community regarding installation of the filters. We are very thankful for everyone who has helped us with this project. New updates will be posted soon when we begin installation. The river will be clean again soon thanks to all of you!
+ Read More
Thank you to everyone who has donated so far. We are only $100 away from our $6,500 goal! We are currently in discussion with Red Bank as to when we will begin installing the filters. It has been amazing to see residents of all the towns surrounding the Navesink River come together and support our cause! We will post another update once we begin installing the filters. Thanks again to everyone who has supported us!
+ Read More
Read a Previous Update
Robert J Ruthman
25 months ago

great idea let me know ,willing to help

+ Read More
Dennis Sullivan
26 months ago

When do we start putting these in place ? Willing to volunteer. Let's get started....

+ Read More
Denise Tucker
29 months ago

This is a great make a difference project. Please support Noah reach his goal.

+ Read More

$7,155 of $6,500 goal

Raised by 129 people in 29 months
Created April 20, 2016
Your share could be bringing in donations. Sign in to track your impact.
   Connect
We will never post without your permission.
In the future, we'll let you know if your sharing brings in any donations.
We weren't able to connect your Facebook account. Please try again later.
AM
$10
Andrew McCarthy
21 months ago

For the fluke <3

KS
$25
Kate Sassoon
23 months ago

So glad Grandma Red told me about your wonderful project! Best regards.

RW
$100
Rick Wellington
25 months ago

Truly a worthy cause.

Robert J Ruthman
25 months ago

great idea let me know ,willing to help

+ Read More
Dennis Sullivan
26 months ago

When do we start putting these in place ? Willing to volunteer. Let's get started....

+ Read More
Denise Tucker
29 months ago

This is a great make a difference project. Please support Noah reach his goal.

+ Read More
or
Use My Email Address
By continuing, you agree with the GoFundMe
terms and privacy policy
There's an issue with this Campaign Organizer's account. Our team has contacted them with the solution! Please ask them to sign in to GoFundMe and check their account. Return to Campaign

Are you ready for the next step?
Even a $5 donation can help!
Donate Now Not now
Connect on Facebook to keep track of how many donations your share brings.
We will never post on Facebook without your permission.