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


Call for volunteers and save the date for the 6th annual Kingsland Wildflowers Festival!On July 23rd from 4-8pm the building, rooftops, and parking lot at 520 Kingsland Avenue will be bustling with a variety of all-age activities including: music and dance performances curated by NOoSPHERE Arts, opportunities to learn about native birds, insects, and plants, a native plant sale, free food and so much fun! Stay tuned for the full program announcement coming soon. In the meantime, we’re looking for volunteers to help us put together this free community festival! Volunteer opportunities range from 12-9pm (day of) broken up into five shifts ranging from 1-2 hours and requiring different degrees of mobility and/or lifting (some fully seated options available). If you'd like to support our efforts to put together this event, please reserve a volunteer ticket (link in bio) and we will follow up with additional details.Looking forward to a beautiful festival with you all soon 🌼

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Thanks to all the volunteers who came to lend a hand, break a sweat, and get a little dirty during Saturday’s cleanup of 29th street in #longislandcity - including @cmjuliewon and Blissville Civic Association.The bulkhead continues to erode, the street is always filled with water (which we temporarily drained) due a leak up the block, and on-going dumping remains a regular occurrence. Numerous agencies have let these conditions deteriorate, while local advocates and stakeholders remain fenced off from the waterway and forced to navigate unsafe street conditions. More organizing and planning is in the works- we look forward to working with all parties to finally get real improvements implemented.Major thanks also to @nycsanitation for stopping by the cleanup to lend support and disposal services.For more background on 29th street follow @dutchkillsloop

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Call for applicants to join NCA's first Summer UHI Fellowship cohort! This full-time paid research and educational program is intended for young adults with an interest in improving the health and well-being of their communities, and curiosity about green infrastructure and its role in mitigating the effects of the urban heat island effect.Anyone 18-29 years old may apply to the fellowship. Our ideal candidates have an interest in or relationship to Newtown Creek and the surrounding neighborhoods and have not completed or started a bachelor's degree. Selected fellows are expected to be able to commit to full-time hours from mid-July through the end of August.Link to the full announcement and application in our linktree in bio ☀️🌆

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Newtown Creek Alliance

Today we had our 1,000 student for 2022!! We are excited to continue to offer summer programs for local schools, summer camps, and the general public! ☀️

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Maria Hernandez Park we’re coming for you! Saturday June 18th from 10-1pm we’ll be partnering with @clean_bushwick_initiative and @nycwater to take care of the rain gardens around the park, and learn about the important role they (and other green infrastructure initiatives) play in reducing CSO pollution to our waterbodies. Link in bio 🌿

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Join NCA’s first Summer UHI Fellowship cohort!

For the next three summers NCA will be hosting a six week, full time, paid research fellowship for New Yorkers aged 18-29. Fellows will learn the role of scientific inquiry and longitudinal studies in environmental policy development, practice fieldwork and data collection, and contribute to improved knowledge of local environmental justice issues all within the […]

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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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