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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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Facebook News

4 straight days of thunderstorms and flash flooding have helped create some of worst water quality conditions we have seen all year.

The paths ahead to capture more stormwater, reduce combined sewer overflow, and cleanup the historic toxins are long and daunting. Sadly it will take many years until upper reaches like the East Branch tributary near Grand Street (location of this photo) have a chance of being safe to touch, inoffensive to smell, or even pleasant to look at during harsh and rainy summer periods like today.

We must remain diligent in the fight for a cleaner Creek.

@nycwater @nysdec @epagov

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2 days ago

Newtown Creek Alliance

Big shoutout to all the volunteers who came out to #pennybridge last Friday to pull weeds, pickup trash and plant some native species!

More socially distanced volunteer activities coming next week! @ Penny Bridge ... See MoreSee Less

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7 days ago

Newtown Creek Alliance

The perennial wildflower meadow in Manhattan Ave Street End Park was planted 1 year ago this month by NCA, @ecoschoolsnyc, families from Greenpoint’s public schools and community volunteers, including @northbkboatclub. Go pay it a visit for #PollinatorWeek - It will be buzzing with bees and butterflies.

Also check out @KingslandWildflowers for more posts specific to #pollinators and our local restoration projects!

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