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

Newtown Creek Water Quality

Newtown Creek Vision Plan

Over the past year, NCA worked closely with our partners at Riverkeeper and Perkins+Will to create 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. We look forward to continuing these planning conversations with local residents, businesses, agencies and elected officials.

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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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Another productive Friday with @laguardiacc students and volunteers - prepping salt marsh grasses for Living Docks and pulling weeds at the Penny Bridge site.

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Scenes from today’s water sampling:
1. Sampling at 2nd street in Hunters Point South (covering for friends from @harborlab who sample here).
2. Sludge Boat Rockaway loaded up with a full load heading for the #eastriver
3. Urban explorers on the DB Cabin bridge on Dutch Kills
4. White algae bloom in Dutch Kills
5. Sediment sampling as part of ongoing #superfund investigation
6. English Kills Living Dock
7. Action shot: Osprey with fish in talons being chased by a gull
8. Comb jelly in English Kills
9. Cormorants at Maspeth Creek
10. Greenpoint Ave Bridge opening

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Join us for our 2019 Tidal Toast: A benefit to support NCA and our efforts to Restore, Reveal and Revitalize Newtown Creek.

Tickets are now on sale, link in profile for full details.

October 3rd, 2019
5:30 to 9:30pm

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Juvenile silversides (aka spearing) hanging out near the surface at the #pulaskibridge

They are commonly preyed upon by blue fish. stripped bass and a number of shore birds; however their coloration and close schooling make them more tricky to track and catch.

Adults grow to about 5 inches max.

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