The Newtown Creek Alliance is a community-based organization dedicated to restoring, revealing and revitalizing Newtown Creek.

Newtown Creek Vision Plan

Newtown Creek Vision Plan

In 2018, NCA, Riverkeeper and Perkins+Will launched the Newtown Creek Vision plan, a 150 page report chronicling priority issues and 85 proposed projects to address Remediation, Restoration, Recreation and Resilience. The report builds upon decades of planning and visioning efforts by numerous community members and organizations; framing ideas in the wake of upcoming Superfund remediation and Clean Water improvements. Read the full plan here.

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Newtown Creek Water Quality

Newtown Creek Water Quality

NCA, in partnership with the Environmental Science program at LaGuardia Community College, conducts an extensive water quality testing program on Newtown Creek. Check out our project booklet with info about water quality issues, our findings and how you can help improve conditions.

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Only 6 days ’til the Tidal Toast! Check out this gorgeous areal from @nycwater of the Newtown Creek Nature Walk’s Phase 3, aka our event venue for the evening 😍😍😍There are still some volunteer spots available for those who can help us out during the event! You can find both links in our bio in Linktree.

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Out on the Creek this morning with researchers from NYU who will be examining levels of PCBs, PAHs, and Phthalates in the water and air in relationship to the aeration system. Since the aeration project’s inception NCA, @riverkeeper and other stakeholders have raised concerns about how the aerators may be transporting chemicals of concern from both the sediment and water column into the air and creating a direct heath hazard for those that work or recreate directly on and near the Creek. Despite a 2012 study by researchers from @columbialamontearth demonstrating how bacteria from the water is aerosolizing, every agency - including @epagov who oversees superfund, @nysdec who has mandated the system, and @nysdoh - has avoided investigating aeration as an exposure and transport path for Superfund related toxins.We are very grateful to Dr. Apell and her team at @nyucieh for taking this question on. The study will run for about a year throughout various locations when the system is operating (summer) and dormant (Oct-May).Last three photos taken from earlier this summer when aeration was running.

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Out on the Creek this morning with researchers from NYU who will be examining levels of PCBs, PAHs, and Phthalates in the water and air in relationship to the aeration system. Since the aeration project’s inception NCA, @riverkeeper and other stakeholders have raised concerns about how the aerators may be transporting chemicals of concern from both the sediment and water column into the air and creating a direct heath hazard for those that work or recreate directly on and near the Creek. Despite a 2012 study by researchers from @columbialamontearth demonstrating how bacteria from the water is aerosolizing, every agency - including @epagov who oversees superfund, @nysdec who has mandated the system, and @nysdoh - has avoided investigating aeration as an exposure and transport path for Superfund related toxins.We are very grateful to Dr. Apell and her team at @nyucieh for taking this question on. The study will run for about a year throughout various locations when the system is operating (summer) and dormant (Oct-May).Last three photos taken from earlier this summer when aeration was running.

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📢🥁Welcome welcome Arturo, Lor, ans Bibi!🥁📢Arturo has been a New Yorker since he completed his BA at Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos in Peru in 2006. He is a passionate environmentalist, immigrants rights advocate, and aspiring urban planner. In his spare time he enjoys cooking, bike riding, and music making. Arturo is serving as our volunteer coordinator through his 2021-22 Civic Corps Membership! Lor is a Brooklyn native and lifelong urbanist. Lor credits long walks exploring southwestern Brooklyn with their father teasing out problems they saw with density/sprawl, infrastructure management, and public shoreline access sparking this passion. From then on they have been reimagining their built environment, and working to re-center human and critter-wellbeing in the urban landscape. Lor is our new communications coordinator!Bibi is a multitalented artist and educator working to expand and decolonize urban-ecosystem praxes in the Hudson River Estuary bioregion to build solidarity amongst and beyond humans. She is a 3rd year PhD student in Urban Education at the CUNY graduate center, and we are excited to have her onboard working with NCA as our environmental education intern!

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In Memory of Matthew Jensen

On May 18th, we lost a much beloved educator and community member Matthew Jensen. Mr. Jensen was a teacher at PS 110 in Greenpoint, an outspoken advocate for social issues and avid lover of nature. Like so many students, parents, and neighbors, NCA had the pleasure of getting to know Mr. Jensen in recent years […]

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NCA is Hiring: Communications Coordinator + Environmental Educator

Newtown Creek Alliance (NCA) is pleased to announce that we are expanding our team and bringing on two part time positions to complement our existing staff. The job descriptions can be found below – the deadline to apply for both positions is April 10th, 2021. Communications Coordinator (Part time)NCA is hiring a part-time communications coordinator […]

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Stewardship Saturday Events w/ NCA

In an effort to maintain a number of wildflower habitats that NCA helps manage we are hosting regular volunteer events from April through October of 2021! These events will be held outdoors at various planted areas around the Creek including: Kingsland Wildflowers Green Roofs; 48th Avenue Median Meadow; Manhattan Avenue Street End Park; and Paidge […]

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