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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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11 hours ago

Newtown Creek Alliance

Thursday’s opening reception of “Recovered Landscapes: Newtown Creek” was really amazing. Big congrats to @johnkitses! The show is up for another 3
weeks; go support local art and NCA in the process (proceeds from sold prints and paintings go towards our environmental programming).

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Recovered Landscapes: Newtown Creek
Until November 14
LIC Arts Open Gallery at The Factory LIC
30-30 47th Ave, Long Island, NY

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Testing out new iterations of #livingdock designs with partners from @laguardiacc

The decking above the docks floatation has been turned into a small “upland” planting area for spartina patens a native high marsh grass.

We look forward to seeing how these plants do and continually improving the design of the grass rafts to accommodate as much habitat as possible.

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Yesterday’s rainstorm brought over 2 inches of rain to areas along #newtowncreek

As a result, today’s water sampling recorded extremely low salinity levels in various parts of the waterway. Typically in dry weather, salinity throughout the surface waters of the Creek is around 20 parts per thousand. This morning, the head of Dutch Kills, near multiple #combinedseweroverflow and storm water discharge pipes had a reading of 3.6 ppt!

We expect the results from our bacteria testing with @laguardiacc to be off the charts, but have to wait until tomorrow to find out (post incubation).

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1 week ago

Newtown Creek Alliance

90 students from Greenpoint's PS31 at Kingsland Wildflowers this morning to learn about local environmental challenges and experience native plants on the green roof and marine wildlife in the Creek.4-312 visited Newton Creek and Kingsland Wildflowers today. Students were able to participate in a nature scavenger hunt on the rooftop garden and discover the vast ecosystem right in Brooklyn's backyard! Thank you Samantha Sinkevitch and Martha de Natividad for sharing. Newtown Creek Alliance Kingsland Wildflowers #thirdgrade #ps31pta #ps31samuelfdupont #togetherwemakeourschoolgreat #fieldtrip ... See MoreSee Less

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