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


🌼SAVE THE DATE🌼 Come join us for the 8th Annual Kingsland Wildflowers Festival! It is a free family-friendly event with many exciting activities:🪻Explore our rooftop wildflower meadows🎶Experience art installations, performances and live music🐟Learn about native wildlife and ecology, including Newtown Creek💚Engage with participating community and environmental organizations🌼Buy native plant species🍕Enjoy food and drinks with friends and familyKingsland Wildflowers is a 25,000 sqft native pollinator garden nestled in Greenpoint Brooklyn’s industrial business zone. The project partners include: Alive Structures, Broadway Stages, Newtown Creek Alliance, and NOoSPHERE Arts. Interested in Volunteering? We would love your help!Register as a volunteer through Eventbrite and we will send an email with more information about the different volunteer shifts we’ll have available throughout the day.Stay posted for the full schedule of events!Register for the festival at KWFestival2024.eventbrite.com or visit our link in bio🌼#Brooklyn #Greenpoint #SummerFestival #Wildflowers

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📢📢📢Residents of North Brooklyn and Western Queens! Join us next Tuesday (6/18) from 6:30-8:30 PM for the June Community Advisory Group (CAG) meeting to discuss the future of Newtown Creek #superfund Cleanup. We would love to see you in person at the Queens Landing Boathouse in Long Island City, snacks and drinks will be provided. Zoom link is also available! Meeting agenda:1. U.S. EPA will continue to present the possible cleanup scenarios for the East Branch tributary of Newtown Creek in detail.Hope to see you there🐟🐟🐟Learn more about the June Newtown Creek CAG meetings, visit: newtowncreekcag.org (also link in bio)#superfundsite #newtowncreek #superfundcleanup #communityadvisorygoup

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We had a blast at last weekend's Rail Series in Blissville and the train keeps rolling with the next stop this Sunday at the Bushwick Branch! We will meet at the rails on Morgan avenue (between Meserole and Johnson) and join our partners from NY&Atlantic Railway to pick up debris near the English Kills tributary of Newtown Creek. The event is free and a great way to lend a hand in cleaning the Creek! Full details and registration: www.eventbrite.com/e/off-the-rails-bushwick-branch-tickets-908281112257?aff=oddtdtcreator #AllAboard #choochoo #newtowncreek #bushwick #williamsburg #cleanup

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NCA has been examining the history of the 400 Kingsland Avenue property, currently owned by ExxonMobil. The site is likely to go on the market for sale soon, as Exxon seeks to alter their Greenpoint Oil Spill pollution discharge system. Recently NCA obtained the Tidal Wetland Non-Jurisdictional Determination Request document from ExxonMobile to NYSDEC. This document shined light on outstanding questions regarding a former tidal wetland inlet on the 400 Kingsland Avenue site and how it was (legally) filled in, however, questions regarding ownership of the former wetland remain.If the former tidal wetland inlet is not legally part of the 400 Kingsland property, then how can ExxonMobil use the land? How can ExxonMobil potentially sell a former tidal wetland inlet if they don’t own it?Learn more about this matter and read the Tidal Wetland Non-Jurisdictional Determination Request document: www.newtowncreekalliance.org/400kingslandwetland/ #GreenpointOilSpill #Exxon #Superfund #ExxonMobil #NewtownCreek #OilSpill #Brooklyn #Greenpoint

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ExxonMobil Filled in a Tidal Wetland on Newtown Creek in 1977…

NCA has been examining the history of the 400 Kingsland Avenue property, currently owned by ExxonMobil, but it is likely to go on the market for sale soon as Exxon seeks to alter their Greenpoint Oil Spill pollution discharge system. Recently obtained documents help shine light on outstanding questions regarding a former tidal wetland inlet on […]

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Hiring: Grants & Development Manager (Full Time)

Description NCA is hiring a highly organized and self-motivated Grants & Development Manager. This position will work directly with NCA’s Executive Director to complete a variety of development related tasks necessary to maintain and grow organizational operations. View this posting as a .pdf About NCA Newtown Creek Alliance (NCA) is a community based non-profit with […]

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ExxonMobil Proposes to Alter Greenpoint Oil Spill Pollution Discharge Systems

On May 9, 2024 at 6:30 pm, ExxonMobil is hosting a virtual public meeting to discuss their application to New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) which will modify their permit for discharging treated groundwater as part of the Greenpoint Oil Spill remediation project. In short, the modification will allow ExxonMobil to consolidate two […]

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NRDA: The Future of Newtown Creek

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC), and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) collectively serve as the Trustees for Newtown Creek. They drafted the Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) to seek compensation for restoring injured natural resources and services resulting from industrial activities that released […]

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