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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Facebook News

Facebook News


Another busy volunteer day with @licwaterfront on Saturday, tending to the 48th ave median.Major thanks to @bigreuse for coming to haul away all our plant material for local composting. Photo: NCA’s horticulturist Brenda taking a coffee break before the rain arrived :)

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Had a blast with our partners from Hunters Point Community Middle School planting this native plant garden outside the school! Special thanks to Ms Mathai and Mr Agosto for helping to plan and execute this collaborative project, as well as @nycschoolsustainability for funding the project. More to come in the coming month- stop by Borden ave to check out the progress and of course visit the beautiful ‘High Tide’ mural above! @ienacruz @greenpointinnovations Plants purchased from our pals @gowanuscanalconservancy #handsonlearning #partnerships #longislandcity @ Hunters Point Community Middle School

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#riverkeepersweep 2021 at Dutch Kills tributary. Hard working volunteers showed up and made quick work of cleaning up a massive amount of trash from 29th street in LIC. The path towards a clean and accessible waterway is a long one, but it takes small steps like this to reach. Shoutout to @laguardiacc staff and students who showed up and, of course @riverkeeper for organizing this annual stewardship event!#longislandcity #newtowncreek #dutchkills

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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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Our 2020 Recap

There is no shortage of things to say about 2020. Throughout this unprecedented year, NCA remained diligent in finding new ways to achieve our mission to Reveal, Restore and Revitalize Newtown Creek. Below are some of the highlights and key partnerships from this past year (also check ou our Tidal Toast video showcasing much of […]

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