The Newtown Creek Alliance is a community-based organization dedicated to protecting the environmental, recreational and commercial integrity of Newtown Creek.

NCA Completes Survey of Ribbed Mussel Population

Combined Sewer Overflow

CSO is one of the largest sources of ongoing pollution to Newtown Creek. Every year an estimated 1.2 billion gallons of untreated sewage and storm water are discharged into Newtown Creek, with 90% being discharged into the most stagnant tributaries where impacts are amplified.

Check out recent video documenting what CSO looks like and learn more about solutions to the problem.

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NCA Completes Survey of Ribbed Mussel Population

NCA Completes Survey of Ribbed Mussel Population

Over the course of 2016, NCA completed an exhaustive survey of the Newtown Creek shorelines noting locations and populations of ribbed mussels which reside in the intertidal zone (area between low and high tides). As native filter feeders, these mussels help remove bacteria and improve water quality.

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Great day for a street end cleanup! Join us from 11 to 3 today at the Penny Bridge site, end of Meeker avenue. Great hands on way to help improve our local environment. Use the address 1000 Meeker Ave to find the spot.

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Hot off the press! Come get your free copy of our awesome 16 page bioremediation poster- next Tuesday 7pm at @a_d_o_nyc - 29 Norman Ave in #greenpoint

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First day of our 2017 water quality sampling program with @environmentallagcc - check out our report from last year's sampling in our bio and get a free printed copy at our event next Tuesday evening at @a_d_o_nyc in #greenpoint

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Next Wednesday is a critical meeting with DEP, where plans on how to address sewage overflow for next 25 years in Newtown Creek will be discussed. So far, 8 other waterbodies in NYC have submitted plans and 5 have been approved by the State. Almost all of the plans fail to actually reduce the amount of sewage entering the waterways (image via SWIM Coalition). Newtown Creek received 1.3 Billion Gallons of sewage overflow per year. Show up next Wednesday and tell the City that sewage reduction is the only acceptable solution for Newtown Creek. Event details here: www.eventbrite.com/e/newtown-creek-ltcp-meeting-alternatives-review-tickets-33507938145 ... See MoreSee Less

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