Canoeing & Kayaking

Come paddle with us! After an absence of more than fifty years, Hackensack Riverkeeper restored river-based recreation to the region in 1999. Now featuring a fleet of more than 50 kayaks and canoes and also a number of standup paddleboards, we look forward to giving you the opportunity to enjoy and explore the river, the Meadowlands and Overpeck Lake at your own pace or on one of our Laurel Hill guided moonlight paddles. Learn more.


A big part of Hackensack Riverkeeper’s mission to protect, preserve and restore the Hackensack River watershed is to engage the people of our watershed to take responsibility for it. Throughout the year, we invite the community to participate in the many River Cleanups we host in various locations in the watershed. Learn more.


These are the trips you’ve heard about and read about in The New York Times, The Record and the Star-Ledger. Come join us for an incredible journey on the Hackensack River and through the marshes of the New Jersey Meadowlands. Learn more.

Nature Walks & Birding

Hackensack Riverkeeper staffers are available to lead outings for your group at a date and time of your choice. Schools, Scout troops, nature clubs and more are welcome.  Bird-walks are guided birding trips to unique habitat areas within the Hackensack River watershed (and sometimes beyond). Learn more.


Captain Bill Sheehan and other members of our staff can bring the watershed to you with a presentation to your club, school or organization in the comfort of your own space. We can present a PowerPoint slideshow, video presentation or lecture/watershed update with Q&A – all for reasonable honoraria. We can work around your schedule and will always bring plenty of literature to share with all attendees. Learn more.

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