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 StoryMaps

Newtown Creek StoryMaps

Explore these interactive educational resources on ArcGIS StoryMaps to learn more about the Creek's ecosystem and NCA’s efforts in environmental remediation, restoration, and revitalization. We have units available on the history and geography of the Creek, regional flora and fauna, Newtown Creek's soil and water health, and the impact of climate change on NYC's coastal communities. Click "read more" to view them all.

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Facebook News

Facebook News


Join us in East Williamsburg on June 4th to clean up the Metropolitan Ave Bridge Triangle! 11-2pm gloves and tools provided, registration link in bio 👩‍🌾

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3 days ago

Newtown Creek Alliance

The fifth grade from P.S 256 came out to Kingsland Wildflowers today and learned all about the importance of creating habitats, storm water retention, and just how beautiful a native green roof can be! They found all sorts of insects, sampled wild strawberries, and identified the many flowering plants. Interested in bringing a group out? Link in bio!

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Another round of air sampling with @nyulangone - this time back at @underthek in Greenpoint.This is our fourth round of sampling as part of a year long project to better understand various chemical compounds present in the air column along the Industrial Zones of Newtown Creek- specifically VOCs, particulates, PAHs, and metals.Very grateful to NYU Center for Investigation of Environmental Hazards for the partnership. Stay posted for updates as the project concludes this summer.#airquality #airpollution

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Next Newtown Creek Superfund Community Advisory Group meeting this WEDNESDAY from 6:30-8:30pm on zoom! See the full agenda and register here:newtowncreekcag.org/2022/05/13/virtual-newtown-creek-cag-meeting-wednesday-may-18-2022-agenda-lin...Everyone is welcome, please consider joining if you’d like to learn more about what’s happening with the superfund cleanup process. At this meeting we’ll hear from DEP, Army Corps of Engineers, DEC, and other key stakeholders.

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2 weeks ago

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Scenes from today’s walking tour around the upper reaches of Newtown Creek. Themes/topics included lack of access; combined sewage overflow; underground streams; oil seeps; the benefits of green infrastructure; crumbling bridges and bulkheads; the resilience of killifish and cormorants; and lots of looking through fences at a public waterway. Save the date for our next E Williamsburg based event- June 4th!#bushwick #ridgewood #englishkills #newtowncreek

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NYC Civic Corps Position at NCA

NYC Civic Corps, an AmeriCorps program launched in 2009 by NYC Service, recruits and places AmeriCorps members to serve full-time from September 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023 at select nonprofit organizations. NYC Civic Corps members build, develop, and grow volunteer programs by recruiting, managing, and engaging volunteers to address impact areas that are priorities […]

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Announcing Bilingual Event Series in Bushwick and East Williamsburg

We are thrilled to announce our virtual Bilingual Introduction to Newtown Creek Series! / Estamos encantados de anunciar nuestra serie de programas bilingües (y virtuales) de introducción a Newtown Creek. May 12, 6:30pm, Online Workshop The series will begin on May 12th via zoom with a historical review of the conditions of Newtown Creek, from […]

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2021 Recap

After another year of uncertainties and unpredictability we are extremely grateful for everyone who helped support our mission to Reveal, Restore, and Revitalize Newtown Creek. Whether you volunteered at a cleanup event, helped maintain some of the green spaces we manage, attended a virtual event, or helped spread word about the state of the Creek […]

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